Artistic Director - Nick Klemetson (BM Piano Performance, St. Olaf College; MSM Choral Conducting, Emory University) has been the Director of Music Ministries and Organist at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly since July of 2011. Before that, he has served as a church musician in the Twin Cities and Atlanta, GA. In addition to his work at St. Paul's, he is also active at Wartburg College, working as rehearsal pianist and vocal coach for the Opera Workshop and various Honor Choir festivals, both at Wartburg and throughout the Cedar Valley.


Nick began as BCCV's Collaborative Artist in our second season, and became full time Artistic Director in the summer of 2017.


Director of Community Engagement - Jean Loger is a retired vocal music teacher.  After 33+ years of teaching and coaching all levels and activities in vocal music at BGM School, Osage School and Dike-New Hartford School Jean stays involved with music by singing alto in Bel Canto and serving as Director of Community Engagement.  Jean also teaches private piano lessons to over 20 students at her home in Dike.  Jean is organist and choir director and volunteer at Fredsville Lutheran Church - rural Cedar Falls.  Five grandchildren, their parents, husband Jim, mother Bernice, cat "Boots" and friends fill her life even further along with hobbies including flowers and animals (horses and cats).  Jean is a firm believer that music creates beauty, builds community and connects us as humanity.  Music is necessary and vital.  

Ensemble Members

Soprano 1

Patricia Foster
Stephanie Klemetson
Megan Lang
Alice Reid Pruisner

Megan Stineman


Soprano 2

Barbara Ashton

Jennifer Jacobsen

Kayla Mahler
Tiffany Peterson Rasmussen


Alto 1
Christine Anderson

Shoshanna Coon

Kate Hahn

Rebecca Kauten

Lucinda Lear


Alto 2

Joan Ackerman

Melanie Drake
Emily Forssberg

Jessica Lieb

Cecilia Shutt


Tenor 1
Tim Baird

Mark Fakler

Darwin Johnson
Nicholas Morrison


Tenor 2

Jeff Coon

Ryan Occeña

Matt Rector

Brett Schwickerath
Devin Wipperman


Bass 1

Brook Jacobson

Kevin Lam

Nathan Lange

Judson Lee

Ben Stineman


Bass 2

Ryan Ehrhardt

Zach Rogers

Travis Toliver
Matthew Ulven

Todd Vandenbark