Francis D.C. Stockwell, Artistic Director, and a New Zealander by birth, holds concert diplomas for pianoforte from the Trinity College of Music, London, as well as a bachelor of Arts degree in music and languages from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Mr. Stockwell studied voice in Vienna, Austria under Professor Ingrid Doll-Kallinger while working with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. He taught music and languages at the Institut Montana in Zug, Switzerland from 1969 to 1997 and served as Artistic Director of the Land of Lakes Choirboys from 1997 to 2011. Mr. Stockwell assumed the post of Artistic Director for the North Star Boys’ Choir in October of 2011.
Craig Carmody-Anderson, Emeritus Conductor and founder of the North Star Boys’ Choir, has directed and worked with choral programs since 1976, when he founded the Land of Lakes Choirboys. Mr. Anderson, a retired police officer, holds a degree in music from St. Cloud State University. He studied voice under Professor Ingrid Doll-Kallinger at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, and with Professor Wolfgang Powischer, a former conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. In addition to his duties as Executive Director, Mr. Anderson also serves as General Prefect, and Training and Intermediate Choir Director.
Dr. Crystal Rossow, Associate Director and Principal Accompanist for the choir, serves as Choir Director, Organist, and Brass Ensemble Conductor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran, Minnesota. The Nebraska native holds the Bachelor of Sacred Music degree from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, a Master of Music degree from the University of South Dakota, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Having performed in solo and ensemble venues in the Midwest, Arkansas, New York and London, she also serves as accompanist for Command Performance Choirs.