2021-2022 Board of Directors
- Mike Gillilan, President
- J. Andrew Dale, Vice President
- Gene Brueggen, Treasurer
- Annie Brueggen, Secretary
- Polly Spengler
- Robert Willey
- Alan Wilson
- Aaron Paige
- Scott Dueker
2021-2022 Board of Directors
Masterworks Chorale Staff Members
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.
Executive Director, Sally Kelley
Sally is intimately connected to the choral world with over 15 years’ experience conducting choral ensembles of a wide variety of skill levels from community to professional. In 2019, she was the conducting intern for professional vocal ensemble VOCES8, assisting on recording projects, conducting a professional choir and orchestra, and acting as assistant music director of the Milton Abbey International Music Festival. Also in 2019, she was a guest conductor for the Canto Lirico program at the Teatro del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina. Sally received her master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Middle Tennessee State University where she taught for six years. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in choral conducting and entrepreneurial music at Ball State University. While at Ball State University, she was conductor for University Choral Union and assistant conductor for the Statesmen, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir. She currently acts as Artistic Director for White River Sound in Indianapolis and serves as adjunct faculty at Anderson University.
Sally has been involved in non-profit work for most of her life. As a native Texan, she grew up working with her mother at Mission Northeast in Houston. During her college years, she was director of a summer educational program at Mission Northeast, serving underprivileged children in the North Houston area. In Tennessee, Sally served for seven years as director of an educational program that collaborated with teachers in the local schools, teaching middle and high school students about healthy relationships. During her time at Ball State University, she co-directed the Prism Project, a performance arts education program for children in the community with exceptionalities.
Dr. Clifton Davis enjoys working with community choirs. He finds the blend of professional and amateur singers, from teenagers to great-grandparents, offers a great model for good things happening in local communities. Music helps people build bridges and create solutions for the divisions that separate us. He regularly writes for the choirs he conducts. Masterworks Chorale of Muncie has premiered several of his arrangements including “Shine on Harvest Moon,” “Over the River/Jingle Bells,” “Daisy Bell–Bicycle Built for Two,” and Dave Brubek’s “God’s Love Made Visible.” In 2022, the Taylor University Sounds premiered “Blessings from Christ” and the Questors Choir (West London, UK) gave the UK premiere of “Now Is the Month of Maying,” which was first presented by Masterworks Chorale at the Opening First Friday 2021 in Muncie! His writings and music have been published by SMP Press, Arrangeme.com, Lifeway Music, and Urban Ministries. His commissioned work includes both vocal and instrumental music.
Dr. Davis graduated magna cum laude from Ball State University in 2016, receiving a Doctor 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, Peter Douglas
Performing as a collaborative pianist, organist, and solo pianist, Peter Douglas has established a career as a versatile performing artist. His performances have taken him throughout the United States and globally to Europe and South America. Douglas is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) at Ball State University (Muncie, IN) pursuing a Doctor of Arts Degree in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying with a secondary in Music Theory/Composition. He serves as staff pianist for the Ball State University Chamber and Concert Choirs, pianist for the IU East-Richmond Chorale, and organist/pianist for First Presbyterian Church (Muncie, IN).Douglas maintains a busy freelance collaborative piano schedule performing with singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and chamber groups. He is delighted to join the Muncie Masterworks Chorale as their accompanist.