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Music educator , vocal coach , Choral director

Nancy Joy Koch, music educator, director, vocal coach. Certified music educator, Pennsylvania. Recipient Rockefeller Foundation grant Oberlin Conservatory, 1967, 1st Place award-Log College Vocal Ensemble, Music In The Parks, 1980-1995, 97-99, Community Service award Hatboro Young Men’s Christian Association, 1981, Overall Outstanding Trophy, Music In the Parks, 1989, 91-94, 98, 99, Centennial/South Dakot Teacher of Year Achievement award, 1992.


Koch, Nancy Joy was born on May 15, 1940 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Alvan Robert and Irene Mildred (Howells) Koch.


Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Mansfield State College, 1962. Postgraduate, Michigan University, 1963. Master of Arts in Voice, Trenton State College, 1972.

Fellowship, Oberlin Conservatory, 1967. Private vocal studies with Emile Renan, Manhattan School Music, New York City, 1981. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1989.


Teacher vocal music, choral director, East Strousburg (Pennsylvania) Junior Senior H.S. Area, 1962-1968;teacher vocal music, choral director, McDonald Elementary School, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1968-1972;teacher vocal music, choral director, Log College Junior H.S., Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1972-1989;department chairperson, Log College Junior H.S., Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1976-1980;teacher vocal music, Log College Middle School, Warminster, Pennsylvania, since 1989;choir director, Warminster Presbyterian Church, 1987-1992. Department chairman Log College Junior H.S., Warminster, 1976-1980. Founder, director New Beginning Youth Cmty.

Choral Group, 1976-1986.


  • Certified music educator, Pennsylvania.


  • Other Work

    • Soprano soloist (Bach cantata) Oberlin-Robert Fountain Director, 1967, Verdi Requiem, Trenton State College, 1972. Soprano soloist Schubert Mass in G, Nativity Catholic Church, 1996, Vivaldi Gloria, 2000.


Member National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Penn State Music Educators, National Music Educators Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Bucks County Music Educators, Bucks County Music Educators (treasurer 1978-1988), Order Eastern Star (Morning Light chapter 312).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: decorating, photography, gardening, choral performances for area nursing homes and community organizations.


Alvan Robert Koch

Irene Mildred (Howells) Koch