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E-Mail: harmonicrelief@gmail.com

Artistic Staff

Randy Edinger-Vocal Coach

Randy Edinger is a retired teacher and active craft beer drinker. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education, Randy has taught music to elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students. Currently in his 13th year as the director of the Fridley High School Alumni Choir, he has also directed school, church, and community choirs. He was a co-founder of Graduate Programs in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas, helping it become the largest program of its type in the country. Randy and his wife live in Shoreview and have two adult children and one grandson.

Kris Simonson-Accompanist

Kris currently teaches elementary music in North Saint Paul and piano at Woodbury Schmitt Music.  He has been the accompanist for the Renegade and Colder by the Lake comedy theaters in Duluth, and in addition has been the accompanist for musicals at both Tartan and North Saint Paul High Schools.  

Kris graduated from St Scholastica with a BA in elementary education and a degree in vocal and classroom music from Hamline University.  He was also a 4 year Piano Pedagogy major at UMD.

Kris plays for many weddings and side gigs with bookings through gigmasters.com.

MaryJo Lewis-Choreographer

MaryJo Lewis has performed with Harmonic Relief since 2001 and served as Dance Captain for many years. She choreographed for her high school dance line and after a few short years (OK, decades) hiatus, is happy to be choreographing once again, this time for Harmonic Relief. MaryJo supports her artistic "habit" with her day job as a Division Quality Manager at 3M and lives in Mahtomedi with her husband and the occasional daughter or sons visiting home between phases of life or on school breaks.