Gwen JeSchonek grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania and has had more lives than cats, among them Elementary School Librarian, Multi-Media Specialist with Twentyonehundred Productions, Administrative Assistant, Interior Designer, and a twenty-three year stint with American Girl (Mattel) before retiring, functioning in various roles in Customer Service, Corporate Training, and as a Department Assistant in Quality and Compliance. Her first musical instrument was her voice, and she regularly sang in school and church choirs with three of her four siblings, followed by college choir. A product of the 60’s, there were folk guitar lessons in there somewhere as well! As an involved parent of a singing daughter, she served on the board of Madison Children’s Choir from 2000-2003. At that point, the organization merged with Madison Boychoir to become Madison Youth Choirs, and she continued on that Board for three more years, including a year as President. Gwen brings to Music con Brio a desire to make music accessible for all children, personal skills in writing, editing, and organization, and with significant knowledge in human resources, having recently served on her church personnel committee for ten years, two of them as Chair.