Title: Music Educator, Pianist, Organist
Location: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Norma Jean Roenicke, Music Educator, Pianist, and Organist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.
With a lifelong interest in music, Ms. Roenicke professionally pursued her passion at Delta College before attending the University of Michigan. While studying there, she was inspired by her mentor, Dr. Marilyn Mason, who was the head of the organ department at the University of Michigan and served as a role model for Ms. Roenicke. Upon completion of her studies, Ms. Roenicke taught as a music teacher and performer with the Grinnell Brothers from 1960 to 1969, an organist and choir accompanist for the Resurrection Lutheran Church from 1974 to 1997, and an accompanist for the Germania Club in Saginaw, Michigan, from 1997 to 2009, all in Saginaw, Michigan. Ms. Roenicke has been a music educator, small business owner, and substitute organist for St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, Michigan since 1975, has also been the organist and choir director for Messiah Lutheran Church in Bay City, Michigan, since 1998, and privately teaches the piano and organ in her home.
In addition to her professional pursuits in the field of music education, Ms. Roenicke and her husband Walter Allen Roenicke owned and operated a nursery, landscape, garden, and shop hybrid named Frankenmuth Nursery and Garden Shop until 2017. As a testament to her success, Ms. Roenicke has been lauded with the Edelweiss Award from The Women’s Club of Frankenmuth in 2019 and a Distinguished Service Citation from the Rotary Club in 2017. She has been a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club as well as a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization International. Furthermore, Ms. Roenicke has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.
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