INTRODUCING OUR FIRST BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
—Dotty Hall is a name that should be familiar to many in the Fort Worth arts community. She is currently the President of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony League, and she also serves on the board of the Fort Worth Youth Symphony Orchestra. Dotty and her husband Gary are considered family by many in the FWSO. We are thrilled to have Dotty and her energy, enthusiasm and experience on our board as our first Secretary.
—Till MacIvor Meyn is also a familiar name in the Fort Worth arts community. He is a world-class composer who is on the faculty of the Texas Christian University School of Music. Last year, Spectrum premiered his piece, Flights of Fancy for string quartet, and you can expect to hear more of his music on our series in the future. With those outstanding credentials, along with his sharp mind and great communication skills, he is a natural fit for our board.
—Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Bassoonist Cara Owens has been a part of Spectrum performances for many years, but she has also honed her arts management skills as a program director for Texas Winds Musical Outreach. Those skills will make her invaluable in helping to grow Spectrum as an arts organization, and we are proud to have her as our first Treasurer.
—FWSO’s Assistant Principal Clarinetist Ivan Petruzziello has performed with Spectrum for several years, but behind the scenes, he has also been a huge advocate for bringing our organization to the next level. His enthusiasm and love of music is contagious, and there is no doubt that he will be an outstanding board member.
—FWSO violist Dan Sigale has been a performer on the Spectrum series for over two decades. He became Co-Director of Spectrum in 2017, when longtime director and artist Dave Hermann retired from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and from Spectrum. Dan went on to become the sole director in 2019, and will now serve on the board as our first Executive Director. He has been passionate about this organization for many years, and this passion has fueled his interest in bringing Spectrum to new heights.