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Staff & Board

Staff

Kerry Glann – Artistic Director

Clifton Davis – Assistant Director 

Barbara Briner-Jones – Accompanist

Kelly Heavilon – Bookkeeper

Andy Saxon – Office Manager

 

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Denise Reeves, President

Don Crose, Vice President

Lynn Austin, Treasurer 

Jim Pyle, Secretary

J. Andrew DAle

Mike Gillilan

Diane Hill

Bill Kimes

Christiana Mann

Alice Gay Nation

Daniel Stallings

Alan Wilson

 

 Kerry Glann
 
Kerry Glann
Artistic Director
 
Barbara Briner-Jones
 
Barbara Briner-Jones
Accompanist
 

 


About our Artistic Director, Kerry Glann...

As Associate Director of Choral Activities at Ball State University, Dr. Kerry Glann conducts the Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus, prepares opera choruses, and teaches conducting and graduate choral literature.  A native of Ohio, he taught in the public schools for five years and in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. He holds degrees in music education and conducting from Bowling Green State University and Kent State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.

Outside his work at Ball State and with Masterworks Chorale, Dr. Glann serves as Conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Muncie, and President-Elect of the Indiana Choral Directors Association.  He has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator across the country.  Collegiate choirs under his direction have performed at conferences of the Indiana Music Education Association, Ohio Music Education Association, and American Choral Directors Association Central/North Central Divisions and with the Canton (Ohio) and Muncie Symphony Orchestras.

An experienced theatre conductor, Dr. Glann spent seventeen seasons as musical director of The Huron Playhouse, a professional-grade summer theatre in Huron, Ohio, where he led performances of over thirty productions.  He is now on the directing staff of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Bigfork, Montana.  He also headed the opera program at Kent State University for three years. His operatic conducting credits include university and professional productions of  I Pagliacci, Il tabarro, Madame Butterfly, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, Gallantry, and The Medium.

His conducting teachers include Richard Mathey, C.M. Shearer, and Jerry McCoy.

 

‚ÄčAbout our Accompanist, Barbara Briner-Jones...

Barbara Briner-Jones, accompanist for Masterworks Chorale since 1983, is a native of Muncie, Indiana. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.A. degree in music and an M.A. degree in piano accompanying. During her years at Ball State, she studied piano with Catherine Rutledge and Michel Bourgeot. She served as accompanist for the University Singers and for Ball State Concert Choirs under the direction of Don Neuen, George Corwin and Robert Rockabrand. She has accompanied for many student and faculty recitals at Ball State. Ms. Briner-Jones is currently a staff accompanist in the Ball State University School of Music.

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Contact Us

Masterworks Chorale
520 East Main Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305

(765) 286-5347 ext 22

info@munciemasterworks.org

Our Mission

Masterworks Chorale exists to enrich our community with excellent cultural experiences through the promotion and the live performance of fine choral music.