Music composer, teacher, choral conductor, poet
Matilda Jane Kraemer received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Nazareth College of Rochester and her Master of Music degree from the University of Notre Dame. She has taught music at all levels from Kindergarten to college and is presently teaching in the Continuing Education program at Anne Arundel Community College. She directs Jubilate!, a group which sings at area nursing homes throughout the year.
Jane believes strongly in music that enhances, rather than distracts from, the liturgy. Church musicians are ministers, not entertainers. She feels that when people remember their church experience, they especially remember the sermon and the music. Both are important to good worship that will change people’s lives for the better and bring them closer to God.
She lives in Edgewater, Maryland, with her three cats and she enjoys painting watercolors and writing poetry.