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Meet Our Staff


Artistic Director

Francis Stockwell

Francis D.C. Stockwell, Artistic Director, and a New Zealander by birth, holds concert diplomas for pianoforte from the Trinity College of Music, London, as well as a bachelor of Arts degree in music and languages from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Mr. Stockwell studied voice in Vienna, Austria under Professor Ingrid Doll-Kallinger while working as a prefect with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. He taught music and languages at the Institut Montana in Zug, Switzerland from 1969 to 1997 and served as Artistic Director of the Land of Lakes Choirboys from 1997 to 2011. Mr. Stockwell assumed the post of Artistic Director for the North Star Boys’ Choir in November of 2011.

Emeritus Conductor

Craig Carmody-Anderson

Craig "Andy" Carmody-Anderson, founder of the North Star Boys’ Choir, has directed and worked with choral programs since 1976, when he founded the Land of Lakes Choirboys. Mr. Anderson, a retired police officer, holds a degree in music from St. Cloud State University. He studied voice under Professor Ingrid Doll-Kallinger at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, and with Professor Wolfgang Powischer, a former conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.  Andy will be acting as the general prefect for the choir.

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Administrative Assistant

Vicky Duran

Vicky assists the conducting staff with many of the behind-the-scenes work of the choir, and assists the parents and the boys with any questions they may have about the choir. She is a former choir mom whose son spent six years singing under Andy and Francis' guidance.   

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Interim Executive Director

Paul Bell

Paul Bell is our executive director.
Paul also is the tour prefect for the Europe
trip and is our camp chef at summer
camp. Paul has been a friend of the choir
for over 20 years so when asked to help
out he accepted. His past experience as a
restaurant owner and facilities director for
schools gives him the accounting and budget
knowledge needed for the executive director
position. Paul is excited in his new role
and is looking forward to working with the
parents and boys.

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