Caroline Winschel has been singing in choirs and steering small non-profits since fifth grade. As a founding Chestnut, she is delighted to have had so many opportunities in this ensemble to merge those passions.

Caroline is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her five years on the Chestnut Street Singers board, her volunteer credits include two terms as the youngest-ever president of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, two terms as vice president of the Smith College Alumnae Chorus, and a current stint on the executive committee of the her local Democratic ward. She is also a co-founder of Tower of Song, an annual summertime immersion in women’s choir music.

Caroline oversees fundraising  and communications as Director of Development for Bartram’s Garden. She lives in West Philly with her husband and personal chef, Jordan (yep, they met through this ensemble), and their son, Ellis (debuted August 2019). She enjoys baking elaborate desserts, tackling complex home-improvement projects (DIY upholstery!), and biking in heels.


Caroline Winschel