Director, Prelude Chorus
Renee Vande Wege has been a music educator since 2000. She has served as the Freshman Choir Director for the Rockford Public Schools since the fall of 2013 and additionally serves as a Developmental Kindergarten music teacher at Meadow Ridge Elementary, and grades K-5 at Our Lady of Consolation.
Ms. Vande Wege holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Hope College and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Michigan State University. She is also certified in Music Learning Theory from the Gordon Institute.
She serves as an instructor for the Grand Rapids Children’s Opera Workshop, and for many years was a member of the Grand Rapids Opera Chorus, singing in La Boheme, The Magic Flute, Tosca, La Traviata, Turandot, and Die Fledermaus, among others. She maintains an active voice studio in Rockford. Renee is an Iowa native and long-time resident of Rockford with her two children, Emily and Levi.