About

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

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • Mike Gillilan, President
  • J. Andrew Dale, Vice President
  • Gene Brueggen, Treasurer
  • Amy Beckett, Secretary
  • Annie Brueggen
  • Diane Hill
  • Jim Pyle
  • Polly Spengler
  • Robert Willey
  • Alan Wilson

Masterworks Chorale Staff Members

  • Dr. Kerry Glann, Artistic Director
  • Dr. Clifton A. Davis, Assistant Director
  • Stacey Edwards, Accompanist
  • Kelly Heavilon Bookkeeper

Artistic Director, Dr. 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 Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Muncie and as President of the Indiana Choral Directors Association. He has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator across the country and abroad. Collegiate choirs under his direction have performed at conferences of the Indiana Music Education Association, Ohio Music Education Association, and American Choral Directors Association as well as with the Fort Wayne, Canton (OH), and Muncie Symphony Orchestras.

An experienced theatre conductor, Dr. Glann spent 17 seasons as musical director of The Huron Playhouse, a professional-grade summer theatre in Huron, OH, where he led performances of over 30 productions. He is now on the directing staff of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Bigfork, Montana. His operatic conducting credits include university and professional productions of I Pagliacci, 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.

Assistant Conductor, Dr. Clifton A. Davis

Dr. Clifton Davis has conducted choirs for over 30 years. He is currently a visiting professor at Taylor University where he teaches choral arranging. In addition to accompanying soloists and groups in a wide variety of styles, he served recently as répétiteur for Taylor University’s production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods. His writings and music have been published by SMP Press, Lifeway Music, and Urban Ministries.

His commissioned work includes vocal, symphonic band, and flute music.

Dr. Davis graduated magna cum laude from Ball State University in 2016, receiving a Doctorate of Arts in Music degree. His doctoral dissertation covers original research about the best practices in group creativity in the choral setting. As a conductor, vocalist, and instrumentalist, he has performed from South America to Singapore. He is a devoted husband and father to three children.

Accompanist, Stacey Edwards

Stacey Edwards is an active pianist and teacher in Central Indiana. A Muncie native, Mrs. Edwards began her piano studies at the age of five. She made her orchestral debut with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12, playing the Haydn Concerto in D. She went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance, studying with Susan Kindall and Robert Palmer.

Since 2006, Mrs. Edwards has served as an Adjunct Instructor in Music History at Ball State University while also maintaining a thriving private piano studio. A sought-after collaborative pianist, she has served as a staff accompanist at Ball State University and Anderson University, performing with faculty, students, and guest performers.

Also a seasoned chorale accompanist, Mrs. Edwards has worked with many choral conductors including Andrew Crow, Susan Finger, and Gordon Mason, and is pleased to continue her partnership with Dr. Glann and the Masterworks Chorale.

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