Our Staff

Monte Mason

The EWON Board of Directors is happy to welcome our new director Monte Mason! Monte comes to EWON with several years of choral directing experience. He has directed children, youth, and adult choirs. Monte is semi-retired and is currently teaching piano at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. He is thrilled to become a member of our choir and is looking forward to meeting the ladies of EWON!


Robert S. Ragoonanan is a graduate of Luther College (B.A. in Music) and Bowling Green State University (M.M. in Orchestral Conducting). He has found success as a conductor across the United States and Europe, conducting orchestras, choirs, new music groups, and wind ensembles. Robert is also a sought-after collaborative pianist and voice coach, collaborating with various solo artists and ensembles. In addition, he has worked as a church music director and organist throughout the Midwest. Robert is currently the Music Director at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, MN, the Chamber Orchestra Director at the Performing Institute of Minnesota in Eden Prairie, MN. Ask to subscribe to Robert’s mailing list to learn about upcoming projects at b.ragoonanan@gmail.com.