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The Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational, arts, and cultural organization.

Our Mission
The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.

Great American Songbook Foundation Board


The Great American Songbook Foundation's Board of Directors is a group of committed stakeholders that includes industry experts, professional performers and conductors, philanthropists, and enthusiasts of the music of the Great American Songbook.


Roger Schmelzer, Indiana



Carolyn E. Anker, Indiana

Immediate Past Chair

Karen Kelsey, Indiana

Vice Chair


William Hammer, Indiana



Rollin M. Dick, Indiana



Michael Feinstein, New York 

Founder, Ex officio


Melissa Stapleton Barnes, Indiana

Libby Brown, Indiana

Gary Carnow, California

Marc Cherry, California

Terrence Flannery, California (Founder)

Peggy Ford, Indiana

Don Gottwald, Indiana

Stan Hurt, Indiana

Kate Edelman Johnson, California

Riki Kane Larimer, New York

Paul Lowden, Nevada

Maria Ferrer Murdock, California

Izabela Ozdemir, Indiana

Troy D. Payner, MD, Indiana

Dr. Charles Simons, Indiana

Michael Strunsky, California

Lynn Weidner, Nevada