Joanne Grodzinski began her career as an educator after graduating from the University of Toronto. She has authored books on elementary school mathematics and Canadian Citizenship for ESL students; and, is the co-creator and producer of the award-winning recording “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock”, a children’s story set to classical music. For 17 years she owned and managed the Carden Street Music Shop, which specialized in classical and jazz recordings and books in Guelph, Ontario. She has held the positions of General Manager of the Elora Festival and Singers and was the Founding Executive Director of the Guelph Youth Music Centre. She continues to work part-time as a non-profit management consultant. Her most recent projects include her roles as Project Advisor and Mentor for Community of Hearts and Grants Associate with the London Symphonia.
An enthusiastic and active volunteer for many years, Joanne has served as President of the Guelph Spring Festival, the Guelph Downtown Board of Management, and the Elora Centre for the Arts. She continues to volunteer with several other community organizations in Guelph and Elora and currently sits on the Board of Third Age Learning Guelph.