Mrs. Jennifer Lindquist Koester has earned Bachelors degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from Central Michigan University and a Masters of Music from the University of Western Carolina. She currently teaches General Music, Preschool-5th grade; instrumental and drama electives 6th-8th grade, and is the founding director of the Our Lady Star of the Sea Youth Chorale and Schola. Her passion is inspired by the desire to instill in each child the faith of the Catholic Church and a love for music and its inherent beauty. Mr. and Mrs. Koester have been part of the Grosse Pointe/OLSOS community for 9 years, and are expecting their first child in November.
Did you know? 1. Our Youth Chorale and Schola choirs are affiliate members of the Cathedral Choir Academy and perform regularly at festivals, concerts, and assist in leading pontifical liturgies at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. 2. Last year 80% of our middle school participated in our musical drama program. Many of these students also participate in community theater or high school dramas as well. Alumni often progress to earn leads in high school plays. 3. A great deal of Star students have furthered developed their love of music by taking private vocal and instrumental lessons. 4. Alumni have continued on in advanced placement high school and college choral ensembles, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles, and Broadway. They also regularly participate in fine arts/music camps both here and abroad.