Lisa Fiorentino, Chief Executive Officer
Lisa provides strategic leadership for the operations and evaluation of all aspects of the organization, including education, performance and outreach programming, marketing, financial management, development, human resources, policy creation, and strategic growth. She began her tenure with Indian Hill Music in 2008 as Director of Finance and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Lisa was previously Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Accounting Officer of NetScout Systems in Westford for 10 years, where she helped manage that organization through a significant growth phase. She received an M.B.A. from Bentley University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Merrimack College, and is a long-time resident of Groton.
Leslie Brew, Patron Services Representative
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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.
Lisa Cleveland, Assistant Director of Education
Lisa joined the Indian Hill staff in 2014. She previously served as the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at St. Anselm College, held teaching positions at UMass-Lowell and St. Paul’s School, and maintained a private piano studio for over twenty years. Lisa has been a guest lecturer and presenter at music festivals and conferences, and has adjudicated local, state, regional, and national competitions throughout the United States. She has also appeared as a soloist both nationally and internationally. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and also earned a Master of Music and Ph.D. in Music Theory from Northwestern University. She has been a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association where she served as President, Treasurer, and Chair of the Granite State Auditions.
Catherine Coleman, Director of Development
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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.
Pam Gilfillan, Annual Giving Manager
Pam joined Indian Hill Music in 2020. She has an extensive background as a dedicated development professional, working with a range of non-profits from local to national, and focusing on creating, growing and sustaining philanthropic partnerships and programs. Her expertise includes major gifts, strategic planning, annual giving, grants, communications, leveraging databases, and educational outreach program development. Most recently, Pam was at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center and has worked at The Trust for Public Land, the Nashua River Watershed Association, and the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. She has lived in Groton for over 20 years and served as a Trustee of the Groton Conservation Trust and Chair of the Groton Greenway Committee. She holds a BFA in interrelated-media from the Mass College of Art and Design.
Debra Gorfine, Senior Accounting Analyst
Bruce Hangen, Artistic Director & Conductor, Orchestra of Indian Hill
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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.
Michael Havay, Class & Ensemble Manager
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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.
Dulcey Lacroix, Patron Services Specialist
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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.
Ann Maher, Patron Services Coordinator
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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.
MaryFran Mitrano, Development Manager
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MaryFran was thrilled to join the team as Development Manager in the Fall of 2015. Prior to Indian Hill Music, she was at Harvard University, where she helped to launch their most recent campaign. MaryFran was excited to return to an organization with a music-centered mission. She previously worked at The Center for Music Performance at New York University, where she helped to run the orchestra and organized events featuring producers and performers such as Hal Prince, Kitty Carlisle Hart and Neil Diamond. She holds a B.A. from New York University and is the proud parent of an Indian Hill Music School piano student.
Julie Pampinella, Marketing Manager
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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.
Lauren Panfili, Patron Services Specialist
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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.
Susan Randazzo, Senior Advisor
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A founding staff member of Indian Hill Music, Susan focuses on long-term institutional advancement and artistic advising. She most recently served as Executive Director of the organization for the past 18 years. Susan holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from Boston University with additional studies at New England Conservatory. She is a cellist with the Orchestra of Indian Hill and was formerly with 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.
Pete Robbins, Director of Education and Non-Classical Performance Programming
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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, administrator, and concert curator. I believe deeply in the power of music to impact and develop people in profound ways, and I’ve experienced this myself as a musician, mentor, and program designer. The role of the regional music center – the joyful rigor that we bring to music education and the vibrant experiences we bring to the concert hall – is essential and often overlooked in broadening and deepening the role of music in our culture. The bonds, the memories, and the impact we generate make deep and lasting impressions on our patrons, and can change their lives forever.”
Evanthea Vlahakis, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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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 First Year Writing Program at UMass-Lowell.
Kate Weiss, Development Coordinator | Manager of Artistic Operations
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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.