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Charlottesville, VA


Pia Donovan — Executive Director

A native New Yorker, Pia has spent over 20 years in the financial services/asset management and non-profit sectors. She first moved to Virginia in 2003 to pursue graduate studies at the University of Virginia where she met her husband.  Pia is also an artist and violin student.


Damani Harrison – Program Manager

Damani studied music at William and Mary before moving to Charlottesville to work at MusicToday. In addition to working at the MRC, he spends his time writing for local publications as well as recording, promoting, and touring with Beetnix.


Katie Albert – Membership Coordinator

Katie recently graduated from the University of Virginia with an M.Ed in Gifted Education.  She plays a number of brass instruments, as well as the bass guitar, and teaches swing dance in the community. She has been involved in music and dance for over half her life, and thoroughly enjoys it.


Ike Anderson – Instructor

Ike began his dancing career over fifteen years ago as a former MRC member and now serves as our dance and digital music production instructor. He is well respected in the community for his choreography for local theater and high school productions as well as for his acting.


Terri Allard — Community Engagement Coordinator

Terri is an award winning professional singer-songwriter and a long-time Charlottesville area resident. She has recorded five albums of original material and also hosts and co-produces the PBS television show “Charlottesville Inside-Out” on WHTJ and WCVE.


Rodney Allen – Studio Assistant

Rodney is an accomplished drummer and pianist. He helps out with lessons and digital composition.





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