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Ann Lee - Artistic Director- Requiem Aeternam

Ann Elizabeth Lee passed away peacefully Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Conroe, Texas.  Ann graduated Sam Houston State University in 1978, with a major in Music Education.  In 1984, Ann took the reins of the Conroe Chorale, now the Montgomery County Choral Society.  Ann's love of teaching music, both choral and instrumental, impacted literally thousands of people, young and old, over her career.  Her involvement in church, school, theater, and community instilled the joy and love of music to so many people and at so many levels.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the The College Music Intern Program c/o First Methodist Church Conroe, The Gathering Place c/o First Methodist Church Conroe, The Montgomery County Choral Society, P.O. Box 1375, Conroe, TX 77305, and the Humane Society of the United States at http://www.humanesociety.org.

Craig Stephan - Interim Director

Craig Stephan is in his eighth season with the Choral Society, currently serving as its Interim Director.  Born and raised in Conroe, his musical career started here with piano lessons, choirs, accompanying and church music – and quite a lot of each, in fact.  After receiving his degree from Baylor University, Stephan returned to the area as a Choral Director.  He soon left education and focused solely on performance opportunities until leaving our great state for New York.  There, Stephan worked successfully building a career, first in integrated strategic marketing, and then sales.  This briefly led him to Kentucky as a Regional Sales Director.  Fifteen years after his departure, Stephan returned to Texas and to music.  He also has a strong background in ministry and church music.  In all three states, Craig has served as a Choral Director and Children’s Minister.  Currently, he serves as Director of Music at First Methodist Conroe and works as a coach/accompanist for Music Theater students at Sam Houston State University.