Joan Gardner is from Huntington, Indiana and has been a member of the Philharmonic Chorus since fall 1996. Joan attended University of Kentucky (BME) and IPFW (MS in Education). She is a PK-8 music teacher and Middle school librarian at Huntington Catholic School.

Other than the Philharmonic Chorus, her most cherished musical memory is singing "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" with Robert Shaw while in college at University of Kentucky.