Born and raised in Kansas City, Theresa Ruperd received her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Kansas. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Theresa is the Director of Choirs at Our Saviour Lutheran Church where she leads the Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir. Additionally, she sings with Sursum Corda, a 12-voice professional a cappella ensemble singing early sacred music in the Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri) Catholic diocese. She has sung with Musica Vocale, Songflower Chorale, Fine Arts Chorale, and Musica Sacra. Theresa has been a private instructor/coach (flute, piccolo, violin and viola) for over 30 years and is a professional freelance musician in the greater Kansas City metro area. She also has over 20 years experience in arts management and print music sales/management. Theresa has worked for AIMS since October 2008.