Joni Cross has a BA in Music Theory and Composition from Houghton College, in Houghton, New York. She has been teaching private piano lessons for over 29 years. In 2001 she was employed by the Ottawa Elementary School District (Ottawa, IL). There she served as the director of Friendly City Sound, a 58 voice choir that traveled and sang throughout Illinois. One of the highlights was being chosen to sing at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where grades 4-6 participated by audition only.
Other musical experiences include: Piano Instructor at Suzuki Music School, Director of Music (grades K-8) at St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Band Director at Trinity Lutheran School in Portage, Director and Co-director of music camps throughout Illinois, and Children’s Choir Director at Walnut Hill Bible Church. She hopes to convey Christ through her life.