Special Guests and Entertainment
Joy McIntyre was a leading soprano with major opera houses in Europe, singing under conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marek Janowski, Bruno Maderna, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Carlos Kleiber, Olivero di Fabritis and others. She was also featured in an acclaimed production of Lohengrin staged by the composer's grandaughter, Friedelind Wagner.
Ms. McIntyre is Associate Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Voice Department of Boston University. She is past president of the Boston chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has taught at the University of Tampa, Utah State University, University of Miami-Salzburg and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
She received degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was holder of the Emma Eames Scholarship. She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). She holds a Certificate in German from the Goethe Institute.
Currently, Ms. McIntyre serves on the Board of Directors for the Sarasota Concert Association (past-president) and the Sarasota Music Archive (vice-president).
After pre-college studies at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Marc J. Hebda earned a B.M. in piano performance from Butler University, a M.M. in piano performance from Bowling Green State University, and an ARCM from the Royal College of Music, London, England. Notable teachers include John Browning, Jerome Rose, Benjamin Kaplan and Carola Grindea. Additional postgraduate studies were completed at Florida State University with Leonard Mastrogiacomo, while also teaching piano and music theory at the university. Marc is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Marc has maintained a private piano studio at Main Street Music, Inc., in Tallahassee, since 1986 where he is also currently the company’s chief financial administrator. Marc is a frequent adjudicator for piano festivals and competitions, including the Florida State Music Teachers Association (FSMTA) District Student Day, District Concerto Competition, and state competitions, as well as the National Guild of Piano Teachers and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs.
A member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), FSMTA, and Tallahassee Music Teachers Association (TMTA) since 1987, Marc has held a number of local and state offices over the years. At the local level Marc has served as TMTA President, Vice President, and Membership Chair. Prior to being President of FSMTA and FSMT Foundation, Marc served as Vice President for Membership, Vice President for District and Local Associations, Parliamentarian, and state conference chair in 2009 and 2014. He was honored in 2014 to have received a MTNA Fellow from his esteemed peers in Florida. While serving as MTNA’s Southern Division Director-Elect from 2012-2014, Marc also served on the MTNA Membership Committee. From 2014-2016 he served as the Southern Division Director, Collaborative Performance Forum Chair, and on two special ad-hoc committees. Marc is currently the FSMTF Treasurer, an FSMTA Director, and the FSMTA Parliamentarian.