On April 6, 2022, the Northwest Choirs announced the retirement of music director, Joseph Crnko who has been with the Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle for 38 years. Joe is beginning an exciting new phase in life and does so with our complete support and warmest wishes. Please join us in thanking Joe and his family, wishing them well, and working toward an even greater future for Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Fundamental to Joe’s vision is the future success, growth, and evolution of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Our Board has approved a go-forward plan and is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacob Winkler as our next Music Director. Jake is an alum of the Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint and well known to our community. Jake served on the staff of the Northwest Choirs for twenty years as an accompanist and instructor, advancing to the position of Associate Music Director before joining the Seattle Girls Choir in 2009 as their Artistic Director.

Joseph Crnko’s Retirement Letter.

Please visit our staff page to read more about Jacob Winkler.