Mindy Eschedor is a versatile Twin Cities collaborative pianist whose engagements regularly include recitals and competitions, vocal coaching/accompanying, chamber music and theater work.
She has served as music director or pianist for many Twin Cities companies, including the Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, Nautilus Music-Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, History Theatre, Wonderlust Productions, and Interact Theatre. Since 1999, Mindy has been on the staff as a Music Director for Nautilus’ Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute, a summer training program for singer-actors.
In the classical music realm, Mindy was a longtime Artist Member of Thursday Musical, serving two years as 2nd Vice President and Co-Chair of the Morning Artist Recital Series. She has been a collaborative pianist in numerous vocal and instrumental recitals for Thursday Musical and the Schubert Club, performing with both student and professional musicians. In addition to her freelance engagements and her role at Macalester, Mindy is choral accompanist at the University of St. Thomas (Dr. Angela Broeker, director) and accompanist for One Voice Mixed Chorus (Jane Ramseyer Miller, director). She was Principal Staff Accompanist at MacPhail Center for Music from 1999-2010.
Mindy holds a Master of Music degree in Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University, in her home state of Michigan. She resides in Eagan with her two sweet kitties, Jenkins and Weston.