MaryAnn Crugher Balduf

Choirmaster, Accompanist, Recitalist and Performance Coach

MaryAnn Crugher Balduf is well known as an accompanist in the United States and Europe and as a recitalist throughout North America.

 

In recital at St, John's UCC in Palatine, Illinois, sponsored by the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society.

Currently Minister of Music at The First Baptist Church in Dearborn, Michigan, and previously at The First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, MaryAnn continues her metier as an active Ann Arbor area performer and accompanist. Her accompanying credits include the Plymouth Oratorio Society, Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, Lenawee Community Chorus, Schoolcraft College Choral Union, The American Chorale of Sacred Music and the Orchard Ridge Choral Society. A frequent recitalist at national conventions of the Organ Historical Society (O.H.S.), her performance credits also include an American Guild of Organists (A.G.O) regional convention, the Plymouth (Michigan) Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. She has accompanied for European tours of the award-winning Ypsilanti Chamber Singers, the Murray State University Collegiate Chorale and the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

 

A 2006 Holiday Walk performance on the Aeolian Organ at

Historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfoming at the 1995 O.H.S. National Convention, hosted by the Michigan Chapter.

MaryAnn has been a recitalist for many Organ Historical Society national conventions. Since 1995, she has performed on historic organs at O.H.S. conventions in Ann Arbor, Portland (Oregon), Denver, Palatine (Illinois), Montreal, Buffalo and western Pennsylvania, plus an O.H.S. Upper Hudson Valley mini-convention, and two recitals on the 1847 Davis & Ferris organ in Round Lake, New York.

 

Her engagements have also included a recital at the renowned Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater in Menomonie, Wisconsin, an O.H.S. National Convention performance in Indianapolis, Indiana, a reed organ recital at the Fayette Opera House, Fayette, Ohio and a joint organ recital at the First Presbyterian Church, Dearborn, Michigan.

Performing Alban Berg songs with daughter Dr. Sara

Balduf Adams at the. 2007 O.H.S National

Convention in Indianapolis. WATCH

 

 

MaryAnn is a studio accompanist at The University of Michigan and a staff accompanist for Eastern Michigan University and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. An organist and choirmaster since the age of 15, she has held positions in the U.S. and Europe, where she was organist-choirmaster for Anglican and military congregations and accompanist for the Seventh Army Soldiers Chorus.Soon after returning to the U. S.,she began 22 years as organist and organist-choir-master at St. Paulís Episcopal Church,Maumee,Ohio, followed by a 12-year Organist-Choirmaster tenure at Historic St. Lukeís Episcopal Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan. MaryAnn was subsequently a much sought-after supply organist throughout the Detroit metropolitan area until her engagement at The First Baptist Church.

Accompanying the World Champion Ypsilanti High School Choir at the Vienna Youth & Music Festival.

Playing keyboards for Les Miserables.

 

Performing Bach on the Chancel Organ at The Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, Rome, Italy.

 

After beginning her piano and organ studies with her mother, Clara Kaltrider Crugher, MaryAnn continued her private study with Frances Clark and Roberta Bitgood, and then with Eugene Bossart, Benning Dexter and Maynard Klein at The University of Michigan. She is active in the Toledo A.G.O., serves a long tenure on the Executive Board of the Ann Arbor Chapter and has been National Secretary of the Organ Historical Society.

 

MaryAnn may be contacted via e-mail or by calling (734) 485-0411.

Commanding the Kurzwiel at a performance of Aida

by Elton John and Tim Rice

 

 

 

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