Violinist Mimi Zweig is a professor at the IU Jacobs School of music and is director of the Summer String Academy. For more than three decades she has developed children’s string programs across the United States, and she leads master classes and pedagogy workshops throughout the world.
Deniese Smith has been dedicated to promoting arts in education since 1968. She has guided many students and fellow art teachers since her career in education began. In 2006, she was presented the Arts in Education Award from the Bloomington Area Acts Council.
Mary Goetze, an active composer, clinician, and conductor, is now chair of the IU Music in General Studies department and conductor of the International Vocal Ensemble. Her knowledge and talent make her one of the most sought after clinicians in the country.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroscientist and neuroanatomist concentrating on the postmortem examination of the cerebral cortex. For seven years she researched brain activity at Harvard Medical School. While in her late 30s, Taylor suffered from a rare form of stroke, which caused her to loose basic motor functioning skills.