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journalist , classical music critic

Jeffrey Allen Kaczmarczyk, journalist, music and dance critic. Director, secretary Thornapple Arts Council, Hastings, 1992-1997; director Grand Rapids Area Council for Humanities, 1995-2001; vestryman Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hastings, 1997-1999, senior warden, 1999.

Background

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey Allen was born on January 7, 1963 in Patuxent River Naval Air Base, Maryland, United States. Son of Frank Joseph and Diane Catherine Kaczmarczyk.

Education

Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1986. Postgraduate, California State University.

Career

Editor-in-chief, Western Herald, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1986-1987; staff writer, acting editor, Albion (Michigan) Recorder, 1987; staff writer, columnist, Hastings (Michigan) Banner, 1987-1992; arts writer, classical music critic, The Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press., since 1992. Freelance arts writer, critic Kalamazoo (Michigan) Gazette, 1990-1993. Editor The Weekender, Hastings, 1991-1993.

Membership

Director, secretary Thornapple Arts Council, Hastings, 1992-1997. Director Grand Rapids Area Council for Humanities, 1995-2001. Vestryman Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hastings, 1997-1999, senior warden, 1999.

Connections

Married Cynthia L. Shimmel, August 13, 1988. Children: Jessica, Michael, David.

father:
Frank Joseph

mother:
Diane Catherine Kaczmarczyk

spouse:
Cynthia L. Shimmel

children:
Michael Kaczmarczyk

David Kaczmarczyk

Jessica Kaczmarczyk