Marita Wolgast is a native of Kansas. Marita received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Arizona State University.
She has been on staff at First Lutheran Church since 1990, where she is currently Director of Traditional Worship, directs the Adult Choir, accompanies the children and youth choirs, assists with the four handbell choirs, and plays piano for the Saturday service. She has also been a music faculty member at Coe College since 1995, where she is a Teaching Artist in piano. In addition to teaching studio piano, she accompanies student, faculty, and guest artist recitals, and teaches pedagogy.
Marita is the Assistant Artistic Director and accompanist for the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale.