• Paula Swasko
Musician / Composer
MISSION STATEMENT:"Music has always been my life and livelihood.
It has taken me places and allowed me to meet, teach and work with people I would never have met otherwise.
It's life to me. "
DESCRIPTION: Paula completed her undergrad work in vocal music education at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and received her Master of Church Music with an emphasis in composition from Concordia University in Chicago in 2001.
was awarded the Richard Hillert Award for her
collection of songs entitled, "Songs of Mary" based on the poetry of Hildegard of Bingen in 2001 as well.
Paula received her second master's degree in 2006 in Educational Leadership, also from Concordia University in Chicago.
Presently she is working as a music specialist for the Cicero Public Schools, and serves as Minister of Music at Berwyn United Lutheran Church in Berwyn, Illinois.
continues to compose music, and is presently re-working music for publication.
plays piano, organ, flute, guitar and bassoon, and enjoys collecting instruments.
She is the acting president of the Berwyn Arts Council and Chair of the Arts Education Committee for that organization.