Joel S. Kumro is the Choirmaster and Organist at Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to planning music for all liturgical celebrations and directing choirs of both adults and children, he coordinates the parish concert series and is the instructor of Liturgical Music at Saint Benedict Catholic School.
Joel received his undergraduate music degree from SUNY Buffalo State and an M.A. in Liturgical Music from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Performing frequently as an organist, tenor, and harpsichordist, Joel has appeared with local and national organizations.
Joel is a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and serves on the National Steering Committee for Organists. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He serves on the board of directors of the Richmond-based period instrument ensemble RVA Baroque and on the board of directors of Three Notch’d Road.