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Elaine Vander Plate-Held Edit Profile

Music educator , organist , choir director

Elaine Vander Plate-Held, Organist, choir director, music educator. Avocations: opera, choreography, recorder consorts, piano for four hands. F C. Member American Choral Dirs. Association, Association Lutheran Church Musicians, American Guild Organists, Choristers Guild.

Background

Plate-Held, Elaine Vander was born on December 15, 1946 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Louis and Doris (Gnade) Vander Plate.

Education

Bachelor in Music Education, Westminster Choir College, 1969. Master in Church Music, Westminster Choir College, 1992.

Career

Organist, choir director, Unitarian Church, Princeton, New Jersey, 1969-1971;organist, choir director, Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, New Jersey, 1973-1986;organist, choir director, First Presbyterian, Springfield, New Jersey, 1987-1988;organist, choir director, Reformed Church, North Brunswick, New Jersey, 1988-1990;organist, choir director, Emanuel Lutheran, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1990. Owner and teacher piano, organ, voice The Music Store, Morris Plains, 1971-1981. Private teacher, Morristown, New Jersey, 1973-1988.

General music teacher Myschool, Mount Freedom, New Jersey, 1976-1979. Private organ, piano, voice Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Brunswick, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Avocations: opera, choreography, recorder consorts, piano for four hands. F C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Conductor: (childrens choirs) Chorister's Guild Festival, 1993, 94. Performer of various organ recitals.

Membership

Member American Choral Directors Association, Association Lutheran Church Musicians, American Guild Organists, Choristers Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Opera, choreography, recorder consorts, piano for four hands.

Connections

Married Timothy Lee Seitz, August 24, 1969 (divorced 1984). Children: Derek Stefan, Kirsen Leigh. Married Richard William Held, July 18, 1988.

father:
Louis Plate

mother:
Doris (Gnade) Vander Plate

spouse:
Timothy Lee Seitz

spouse:
Richard William Held

child:
Derek Stefan Plate-Held

child:
Kirsen Leigh Plate-Held