Classic Arts Programs, Inc. exists to enhance cultural and spiritual life in the Warsaw area through the quality performance of diverse choral works, enabling singers of all ages to grow musically and personally through the rehearsal process and other activities.

Meet the Conductor

Dr. Ardis R. Faber, Conductor, received her B.S. in Music Education, Grand Valley State University; M.M. Trumpet Performance, Northwestern University; and a Doctor of Arts – Music Education, Orchestral Conducting, Ball State University. Currently, Ardis conducts the Lancer Chorus at Grace College and the Lakeland Community Choir and Youth Chorale, Music Director at Trinity United Methodist Church, and is owner and lead instructor of Northern Lakes Music Studio, Winona Lake, IN.
As a writer, she writes, arranges, and edits for Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass, serves as musician and writer for the Worship Team at Valley Springs, and is co-writer with Adriana Contino on the Lyrical Scale project. As a conductor, she has toured with choral and instrumental performance groups throughout the United States and the countries of Germany, Ecuador, Mexico, and South Korea. As a professional trumpet player, she has played with the Grand Rapids Symphony while freelancing as a soloist and as an orchestral musician.
While at Ball State, she served as an Assistant Conductor of the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. She assisted the late Dr. Fiora Contino as an assistant conductor with the 2007 BSU opera presentation, Madame Butterfly. She was privileged to have conducted the world premiere performance of 53rd Street, The Opera by composer Jody Nagel. She studied conducting with Maestros Kirk Trevor, Dr. Leonard Atherton, Bohuslav Rattay, Dr. Jan Harrington, and has studied with other conductors while participating in conducting seminars in the States. She resides in Winona Lake, IN. where she enjoys reading, riding bicycle, writing and arranging music, and enjoying the lake.

Board Of Directors

President:  Dr. Judie Meulink
Secretary:  Babs Coppes
Treasurer:  Angel Hamilton

Paula Bowman
Ben Essick
Steve Meulink
Ellen Rowland