Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) (5/16/17)
Gayle Moen was recently awarded the Northwest Artist of the Year Award. Gayle lives in Shelly, MN and is a talented musician and choral director. She plays the piano and organ and directs with endless enthusiasm. Gayle is a teacher in the Crookston School District.
Gayle’s lifelong commitment to music includes teaching piano, giving vocal lessons, and working with numerous choral and local theater groups. Many of her students have gone on to have a career in music. Gayle became the church organist at the age of 12. She was the founder, director, accompanist and the arranger of the Inspirations, a traveling gospel concert choir for 37 years. Under her direction, the group released 9 albums. She now directs, accompanies and arranges the Praise Singers at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston. In addition, Gayle recorded a solo piano album.