guillermo muÑoz kÜster
Director of Adult Choirs
Guillermo Muñoz Küster is currently Director of Adult Choirs at Glenview Community Church. Guillermo enjoys a diverse musical life as a conductor, classical guitarist, and singer. He has performed with ensembles such as Music of the Baroque and the Grant Park Symphony and has served as assistant conductor with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, where he initially served as the chorus’ first-ever conducting apprentice in its 143-year history and regularly conducted the ensemble on live TV appearances as well as concert performances.
A native of Santiago, Chile, Guillermo earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) and a Master of Music degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, where he studied conducting with Robert Harris and Stephen Alltop, and classical guitar with Anne Waller. He has also studied and performed with artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Berta Rojas, Stuart Malina, Jane Glover, and the late Paul Salamunovich. Additionally, he has collaborated with some of today’s leading composers, including Richard Blackford, Eric Whitacre, and Stephen Paulus, and has performed in master classes for artists such as Oscar Ghiglia and Paul O’Dette.
Prior to coming to GCC, Guillermo directed music at Countryside Church in Palatine and also held positions at Winnetka Congregational Church and Northwestern University. Guillermo is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Arts, where he was one of four guitarists from the state selected to attend. Outside of GCC, Guillermo can be found working at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, exercising his passion for long-distance running, and exploring the city.
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