gloria-familyGloria Trode

Gloria is a native Syracusan who just recently returned to the area after having spent the last twenty years in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passion for music in the church, was especially inspired when she was given the opportunity to teach children.

Over the years, Gloria has served many roles in the church community. She has held positions as children’s choir director, music director, worship leader, preschool music teacher, and soloist. She has also been a private voice instructor for children and adults and has performed with musicians in the Syracuse and Atlanta areas in concert and theater productions.

Gloria earned her Bachelors of Music degree from Georgia State University in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting. She holds a State of Georgia Teacher Certification, and is also certified in Orff-Schulwerk and Musikgarten.

Gloria’s husband Uwe is a marketing manager at Anaren Microwave. He plays guitar, drums, and sings. Gloria and Uwe have a daughter, Cecilia, who was just married to Adam, in Atlanta on May 4, 2016. Cecilia is a musician as well and earned a Masters of Music Theory degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. She teaches viola, violin and piano.

A faithful musician, Gloria is eager to serve God in fulfilling the vision and mission of Dewitt Community Church as director of children’s music.