“Nurturing Artistic Musical Growth”
Establishing a venue open to the general public to enhance and enrich the appreciation of “the piano” in a variety of settings, through recitals/concerts, master classes, lectures, exhibits and any/all other appropriate means. Additionally, this venue will provide students with educational opportunities to further their skills and, in return, ask that they “give back” to the community through a variety of performance opportunities.
Board of Directors
Gwendolen B. White
Assoc. Professor of Accounting, Ball State University
Gwendolen B. White earned a doctorate in business administration with a major in accounting and a minor in psychology from Indiana University in 1989. Research interests involve auditor decision-making, sex stereotyping, ethics, environmental management accounting, and sustainability reporting. Her most recent books, Sustainability Reporting (Doing Well By Doing Good) and Sustainability Reporting: Managing for Wealth and Corporate Health, have rewarded her with numerous lecture invitations to conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
Jody J. Nagel
Professor of Music, Ball State University
Jody Nagel joined the faculty of the School of Music in 1992, having won an ASCAP award in 1988. He writes for a variety of musical genres; performances of his compositions have been given throughout the U.S. and England, as well as conferences of the U.S. Society of Composers and the Society for Electro-Accoustic Music. Co-editor of the small Ausin-based music publishing company, Jomar Press, Dr. Nagel is dedicated to helping circulate new works by younger composers. His chamber works were highlighted by Pianoforte's own "trazoM Trio".
Founder/Artistic Director - Jascha Heifetz Symposium of Personal Style (Connecticut College)
Sherry Kloss, violinist, has performed throughout the world. Having studied with the Master, Jascha Heifetz, she was asked to serve as his Teaching Assistant for 10 years at the University of Southern California. He subsequently bequeathed to her the Tononi violin with which he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1917. Dedicated to preserving the Heifetz legacy, Ms. Kloss is currently Founder/Artistic Director of the Jascha Heifetz Symposium at Connecticut College & Co-Founder of the Jascha Heifetz Society.
Owner/Photographer, Cindee Cox Photography; Director of Engagement & Marketing, Muncie Symphony Orchestra
Cindee Cox holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Ball State University and is a marketing consultant and award-winning freelance photographer. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online quarterly magazine "FortissiMSO" for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. As Director of Marketing and Engagement for the orchestra, Ms. Cox enjoys working with musicians, community sponsors, and longtime symphony supporters. Grace's Magic, her first book, will be available online and in stores in Spring, 2012.