Former WRAL Public Affairs Director/Anchor and Emmy Award-Winning Producer. Retired Minister of Music- Church of the Nativity and active volunteer with multiple arts organizations in North Carolina. Raleigh Medal of Arts recipient.
Former Senior Vice-President of Strategic and Community Services with Wake Med, recipient of YWCA’s Academy of Women Award (2004), Triangle’s Top 25 Women in Business Award (1999), Purdue University’s School of Consumer Service Distinguished Alumni Award (1994)
Silicon Valley Bank- leading the transaction monitoring program. Wells Fargo Bank- Former Vice President and Quantitative Analytics Manager. University of California, Davis-Ph.D. Applied Mathematics. Proficient in English, Hindi and Tamil. Parent of current NCCMI student.
Associate Principal Cellist, North Carolina Symphony, Founding Co-Director of NCCMI, Director of Lamar Stringfield Music Camp Honors Division (Chamber Music), Co-Founder of Chamber Ensemble Aurora Musicalis, Bachelors and Masters in Music (Performance) Indiana University School of Music (cum laude)
Assistant Executive Director
Principal Clarinet, retired- North Carolina Symphony, Formerly on Development Staff for NC Symphony, Co-Founder of Chamber Ensemble Aurora Musicalis, Founding Co-Director of NCCMI, On Faculty of Duke University and Meredith College, Bachelors of Music-Eastman School of Music, Masters of Music-Juilliard School of Music
Principal, CEO HH Architecture named Firm of the Year (2017) by the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Gold Award Girl Scout, 2016 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship, 2011 Marshall Memorial Fellowship.
Dr. Timothy Holley
Associate Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University, NCCMI teacher since 2019, featured cellist with the Mallarmé Chamber Players, the N.C. Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Leading scholar and performer focused on music by African-American composers. Degrees from Baldwin-Wallace University and the University of Michigan.
Florence Fowler Peacock
Soprano and former President- Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association, Board member of partner organizations North Carolina Symphony and North Carolina Opera, long-time arts supporter and volunteer, Masters in Music-Yale University.
Mei-Chuan Chen Thai
Clarinet teacher and soloist with performances at National Concert Hall in Taiwan and the Kennedy Center. Also a Licensed real estate agent. Parent of current NCCMI student. Music degrees from Tunghai Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory (Masters), University of Maryland (Doctorate).