Director of Development
Sean Devine’s career came full circle when he joined the Chorale as Director of Development in the summer of 2021. Inspired by his experience as a singer with the Susquehanna Youth Chorale, following high school he moved to California and embarked on a career of vocal ensemble performance, marketing, and development.
Between 2001 and 2008 he was a full-time vocalist with the professional ensemble The Alley Cats, where he got his first taste in arts management and marketing. He also founded The Westminster Chorus, an international award-winning barbershop harmony ensemble focused on youth, receiving a B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership during the same period.
Sean has served as the Director of Development, Regional Director, and Planned Giving manager for Harmony Foundation International since 2008. In 2015-2016 he served as the manager of a $9 million capital campaign for the Salvation Army in Harrisburg, and in that same year he founded Parkside Harmony, a 60-voice ensemble in Hershey, PA, where he oversees all aspects of its administration as President and Artistic Director. Sean keeps a hand in performance as the lead singer with OC Times, a gold medalist barbershop quartet.
Director of Marketing
Barry Kroeker joined the Susquehanna Chorale staff in the spring of 2022. He is an orchestral oboist and professional marketer with more than two decades of corporate communications experience.
Barry began his oboe studies when he was nine years old, and he joined the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra as second oboist just three years later. He continued his music studies at Wheaton College, and later received his Master's degree from the Hartt School of Music. He performed as principal oboist of the South Dakota Symphony for two years before accepting the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Penn State University; a position he held for eight years. Current musical activities include regular performances as principal oboist with the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Allegheny Winds.
His initial work in professional marketing and communications was as an editor and desktop publisher. He later assumed a technical writing role at CANNON Instrument Company, which later expanded to include marketing responsibilities. He broadened his marketing credentials and experience at EnergyCAP, Inc., where he was given training, documentation, customer service, and digital marketing responsibilities, including email campaign management, SEO, website maintenance, content development, and project management experience.
Molly Masser provides support for the Susquehanna Chorale’s artistic and operational activities, its concerts and special performances, and the Educational Outreach Program choirs for children and youth.
Ms. Masser has extensive experience as a high school music teacher, and a theater, choral, and band director. She recently retired from the Northern Lebanon School District. Throughout her career, she supervised all aspects of more than 30 drama and musical productions. She also conducted choral and band ensembles. In addition, Ms. Masser is accomplished on several instruments, with emphasis on piano and French horn.
Ms. Masser earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education from Lebanon Valley College.
Karen Lynch joined the Susquehanna Chorale as Administrative Assistant in the fall of 2021, providing support for the artistic and administrative staff and assisting in the organization’s daily operations.
Ms. Lynch holds a BS Degree in Music Education with a concentration in voice (Lebanon Valley College), a BA in Psychology (Lebanon Valley College), and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (Millersville University). She recently retired from a thirty-one-year career teaching first and second grades and middle school/high school vocal music in central Pennsylvania. During that time, she also directed several elementary and high school musicals.
Currently singing soprano in the Susquehanna Chorale, Ms. Lynch has performed with several community and college-affiliated choirs over the years. She studied voice with Linda Tedford, Philip Morgan, Ruth Drucker, and Thom Houser. She serves on the Susquehanna Chorale’s Board of Directors, its Educational Outreach Committee, and its Hospitality Committee.
Ms. Lynch has also been involved in her community as a church choir director and private music teacher.