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A founding staff member of Indian Hill Music since 1985, Susan was appointed Executive Director in June 2001. She is responsible for implementing the strategic vision and policies set forth by the Board of Directors. Susan holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from Boston University with additional studies at New England Conservatory. She performs with Orchestra of Indian Hill and was formerly a cellist with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Portland (ME) Symphony. She has taught cello privately and at Indian Hill Music School. Susan is a Corporator of North Middlesex Savings Bank, former Co-Chair of the Boards of Directors of Threshold Choir and of the New England Orchestra Consortium, former member of the Boards of Visitors at Applewild School and Lawrence Academy, and former Trustee of First Parish Church in Groton.
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Leslie joined Indian Hill Music School's office team in July 2018. She is delighted to be your first point of contact and to interact with students, parents, and patrons. Leslie has worked extensively in the world of public education, sales, and administration. Leslie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Hayward in Speech Communications and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State University. As a music lover and believer in the importance of community, she is thrilled to be working in a community that believes whole heartedly in its mission, “teaching, performing, and giving music generously.” Leslie and her husband live in Littleton and they have raised two amazing children who are flourishing in their respective fields of interest.
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Catherine joined Indian Hill Music in 2012 and is responsible for developing and implementing all fund-raising activity for the organization. A long-time development professional and non-profit consultant, she has expertise in strategic planning, board development, major gifts, grant-writing, corporate sponsorship, program development, and outcomes measurement. Prior to Indian Hill, Catherine worked with a variety of non-profits, including The Wang Center (now Citi Performing Arts Center), YWCA Boston, Lena Park Community Development Corporation, Hebron Academy, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Catherine is a founder of, and advisor to, the Youth in Philanthropy program at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. She is a graduate of Colby College.
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An Indian Hill Music staff member since 2008, Lisa provides strategic leadership for the overall operations and evaluation of all aspects of the organization, including programming, marketing, development, finance, and administration. She has over twenty years of operational and management experience, including her service as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Accounting Officer at NetScout Systems, Inc. in Westford, where she was employed for over 10 years. Lisa holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Merrimack College and an M.B.A. from Bentley University.
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Prior to her arrival at Indian Hill Music in 2002, Kate was the Development Associate and later Operations Manager for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She was an active member of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers for ten years; a member of the Monadnock Music Board of Directors; and two-term chair of the Bolton Cultural Council. She completed the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Leadership Program in 2004. Before embarking on a career in the arts, Kate was in hospitality management for more than twenty years at prominent hotels and private country clubs throughout the country, including Phoenix, Houston, Washington D.C., and Boston.
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Bruce began his affiliation with Orchestra of Indian Hill in the fall 1997 season. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at The Boston Conservatory and Principal Conductor of the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. A frequent guest conductor, Bruce was Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Pops for over 20 years, and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, and the New Zealand Symphony. His previous posts include Founder and Artistic/General Director of the Portland Opera Repertory Theatre (ME), Music Director/Conductor of the Omaha Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony, and Music Director/Conductor of the Portland (ME) Symphony. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Bruce holds an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New England.
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Michael Havay is Class and Ensemble Manager at Indian Hill Music School. He has been associated with Indian Hill since 2005, first as School Manager, and then as Director of Education from 2007-2016. Michael is a life-long student of music. His music education began in the free, community music program of a school district in northeast Pennsylvania. For much of his education and career he was a string player, first as a double bassist, then as a violinist. He received a degree in violin performance from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, and was a member of the Harrisburg Symphony for four years, and a founding member of the Valley String Quartet. In 1990 Michael followed his life-long desire to learn the pipe organ. He studied with Douglas Brown and Susan Marchant, and took masterclasses with James David Christie, Karel Paukert, and Todd Wilson. He has held various church music positions, and is currently organist at the historic Congregational Church of Amherst, New Hampshire. Michael has presented a number of solo and ensemble concerts at the church to support the restoration and maintenance of their 1871 William Johnson tracker organ. He is a member of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists in which he has served as a chapter dean, newsletter editor, and workshop presenter with a special interest in educational programs for children and youth.
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Dulcey joined Indian Hill Music School's lesson placement team in 2015 and is thrilled to be part of this amazing musical family. Although her background is in Civil Engineering, she has always loved music and was involved in theater. Dulcey was able to put her skills to work introducing the love of music and movement to young children in her home daycare, which she ran for eight years while raising her family. Now back in the office environment, she is happy to use her experience with families and children by helping others develop music in their lives.
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Mary became involved at Indian Hill Music as a student parent over 20 years ago, then volunteered for several years before joining the Development Department. She has been a part of Indian Hill’s fundraising campaigns and events for the past 18 years. Prior to Indian Hill, Mary worked for 10 years as a research scientist in the biotech industry.
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Ann joined Indian Hill Music in July 2018. Her background and experience has been largely in the high tech and staffing industries, and she was excited to make a career change into the creative arts. Ann has a degree in computer science and marketing from Boston College, and has held management and customer service positions for large and small companies, most recently in the staffing and recruiting industry. She has also given back to her community in Littleton by being involved in the town's youth baseball and softball program (LYBS) for many years, which has included coaching and league coordination, organizing events, fundraising and sponsorships, creating promotional materials, and organizing volunteers.
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Caera joined the Indian Hill Music administrative team in July 2018. She has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a BA in Resource Economics from UMass Amherst. Caera has ten years of experience in the property management industry, where she worked extensively with payroll, budgets, facilities, collections, and as a manager of a team of employees. She comes from a highly musical family, as well. Her mother is an Indian Hill harp student of Nancy Peters, and Caera played the violin as a child.
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Julie has an extensive background in public and media relations, freelance journalism, online, event and social media marketing. Her PR career began at Berklee College of Music in 1994, pitching features to local and national print and broadcast media. She later co-founded Stratosphere Communications, a boutique music and arts publicity firm in Boston, promoting independent artists, and organizations including the Boston Music Awards and Boston Rock Opera. Since moving to the Nashoba Valley in 2003, Julie has provided marketing and public relations consulting for local holistic practices and area arts organizations, including 3Rivers Arts, Fireseed Arts, The Foundation for Art and Healing, ShirleyArts!, and The Nines Festival. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish UMass-Amherst.
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Lauren Panfili recently joined the Indian Hill staff in 2018 after living in Brazil for six years. She is a flutist and teacher who has played professionally both in the US and Brazil. She also has over fifteen years working as the manager of her husband's woodwind repair business. She is happy to help students find the right teacher to help them reach their musical goals. Lauren has a Bachelor of Music degree from Saint Olaf College (MN) and a Master's in flute performance from the University of Iowa.
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Pete holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory and a B.A. in Philosophy from Tufts University. He says: “I am a professional saxophonist, composer, educator, and arts administrator. I believe deeply in the power of music to develop individuals and groups of people in profound ways, and I’ve experienced this myself as a musician, a teacher, and a director of music education programs. The role of the community music school - the joyful rigor that we bring to music education - is essential and often overlooked in broadening and deepening the role of music in our culture. The skills we teach, the traits we foster, and the memories we create make a profound and lasting impression on our students and their families, and they change their lives forever.”
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Evanthea joined Indian Hill Music in 1996 and is responsible for planning and administering the marketing and PR initiatives of the organization. She holds a Master’s in Film Studies and Communications from Boston University and a B.A. in Secondary Education and French from University of Lowell (now UMass-Lowell), with minor studies in English and Music History. A former marketing consultant and freelance journalist, Evanthea also spent 12 years with ITT Sheraton Corporation -Boston in managerial positions in communications, media relations, and editorial services. She is a past-president of Women in Communications and currently serves as a senior adjunct professor in the English Department's Writing Program at UMass-Lowell.
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