Meet the TMA Director
Jennene Lundy has worked in the field of arts administration for more than 25 years. She served for 20 years as director of Galaxy, the Arts in Education Program of Central Intermediate Unit #10, a model program working in a formal partnership with the PA Council on the Arts (PCA), which places artists in schools across Centre, Clearfield and Clinton counties. She was also the regional administrator for the PA Partners in the Arts program, which re-grants PCA funds to arts organizations and arts projects across a 4 county area. The daughter of two gifted musicians, Jennene enjoys the role she plays in helping students and faculty experience joy and excitement in learning and teaching at The Music Academy!
Other Program Coordinators/Contacts
Betha Christopher is a fully licensed Musikgarten teacher, was a National Musikgarten Teacher Trainer and a Level I Certified ECMMA member. She earned a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University in Indiana, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Boston University. "Because I can see the wonderful benefits of music in my own children, I am delighted to offer Musikgarten & Music Together programs to families at The Music Academy! I bring over 20 years of experience with young children, as a children's choir director, nanny, nursery director, preschool music teacher, and mother. I hope that your family will join me soon to sing, dance and experience music together."
Kevin has been teaching percussion and piano for many years at The Music Academy. (For his full bio, please visit the "Meet the Faculty" page.) In addition to teaching Kevin has also coordinated many of the school's traditional recitals in recent years as well as recitals during the past year on video. As Events Coordinator Kevin will plan and organize recitals and the Suzuki Grand Concerts for both Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as other performances and events, such as ArtsFest participation. He will also work with the Suzuki faculty to organize Suzuki Parent Training sessions.
Trevor Thompson has an active career as a freelance violinist and music educator. Trevor performs in concert halls throughout the country, performing with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, California Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, and the Ohio Valley Symphony. A passionate chamber musician, Trevor has performed in concert alongside violinist Ariana Kim, Berlin Philharmonic violist Matthew Hunter, and cellist Andres Diaz. As an educator, Trevor has a passion working with a wide array of students and levels, taking inspiration from the pedagogies of Suzuki and Paul Rolland. Trevor has served as a faculty member of The Crowden School in Berkeley, CA, and as the Senior Coordinator and Lead Strings Instructor at California Symphony’s Sound Minds music program. Trevor has coached and given masterclasses as a Chamber Fellow at the Palo Alto Chamber Music Summer Camp and served as the Assistant Coordinator and Violin Instructor with the Illinois String Academy, where he taught violinists of all levels and coached chamber music at the Pre-College Chamber Music program. Trevor received a B.M. in Violin Performance from Vanderbilt University, and an M.M. and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from the University of Illinois.