Larry Kuntz

Director of Music Ministries

Larry Kuntz grew up in Harrisburg, where he attended Stevens Memorial United Methodist
Church as a youngster. He has been Director of Music Ministries at Grace United Methodist
Church since 2007, responsible for directing the Chancel Choir at the 11:00 service, assisting
with the Cherub Choir, and coordinating special music at the 7:45 service. In addition to his
duties at Grace, Mr. Kuntz also teaches music in the South Western School District, and he
recently started his second tenure as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Hanover Symphony
Orchestra. His first tenure with the HSO was highly-acclaimed and lasted from 1995 until 2011.
Before moving to Hanover in 1992, Larry taught music in the Corning-Painted Post Area School
District and he was Choir Director at First Baptist Church in Painted Post, NY. He holds degrees
in music from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and VanderCook College of Music (VCM) in
Chicago, and a degree in education from Temple University - Harrisburg. Since obtaining his
Master of Music degree from VCM, he has completed post-graduate work in conducting at VCM
and at the University of South Carolina, where he participated in the prestigious Conductors’
Institute of South Carolina. When he’s not at the church, you may see Larry performing in the
community with the Black Rose Brass Quintet, Class Act String Quartet, or Swingin’ Seven Jazz
Band. When not making music, he enjoys spending time with his wife Debbie, his children Scott,
Trevor, and Olivia, and his dog, a loveable Yorkie-poo named Maxwell Amadeus Kuntz.

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