Martha Trimbach – Music Director

678-630-7472 | choirdirector@stmdy.com

 

Martha Trimbach has been married to her husband Butch for 34 wonderful years.  They have 4 children, 17 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  Martha was born in Atlanta, but at age 8, her father (a Methodist Minister) moved the family to Iowa where she lived for the next 25 years.  When she was 12, she began playing piano and organ at her father’s church, and directing the children’s choir.  She earned a full music scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa, and graduated with a major in voice and organ.  Over the next 10 years, she worked toward her masters, taught public school, performed as lead soprano in over 20 musicals in community theater, and worked as the administrative assistant to Robert Shaw.  In 1984 she became a Catholic, married Butch, and was hired as the organist for St. Ann in Marietta.  In 1992, she became the Music Director at St. Joseph, and realized a lifetime dream of learning the harp.  While at St. Joseph, she built several choirs, and involved over 100 people in the Music Ministry.  Her traditional choir was the first American choir to sing the prelude at a Papal Mass for Pope John Paul II, and recorded a CD of 16th Century ‘a cappella’ Latin music in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy.  After a lifetime of involvement in Christian Music, Martha retired in 2008.  She and Butch moved to Lake Lanier, Martha became the chaplain for the DAR in Gainesville, and they continued their involvement in the 12:30 contemporary band at St. Joseph.  She enjoyed her job as a keyboard player and singer in her husband’s group but missed her leadership role.  In 2016, she accepted the position as Music Director at St. Marguerite.

 


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