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CHRIS MONROE

CHRIS MONROE

Founder, Executive Director
For Christopher Monroe, the love and passion for music started at a very early age. Christopher’s musical journey has continuously evolved, from learning the piano with his mother to pursuing and graduating from Auburn University with a degree in music education. Christopher has been an active member of the music community in Atlanta since 1992,...
SCOTT KEEFER

SCOTT KEEFER

VP/Development & Communications
Scott’s interest in music began at the ripe age of 5 after discovering his parent’s electronic organ. Throughout the years, Scott has performed in many musical ensembles including high school bands, church choirs, theater performance groups, orchestras, honor bands like the GA All­-State band, symphonic groups and garage-­style rock and roll bands. More than 40...
CHRISTAL WAGNER

CHRISTAL WAGNER

Secretary
Christal Wagner serves as the director of bands at Madras Middle School in Coweta County since 2015, having recently completed a decade long tenure as the director of bands at Chapel Hill Middle School in Douglas County, Georgia.  Under her direction, the CHMS Band program has grown from 150 to 390 members.  The CHMS Wind...
DIXON MARLOW, MBA

DIXON MARLOW, MBA

Chief Financial Officer
Dixon is honored and proud to serve with The Gift of Music alongside life-long friend, Chris Monroe. Dixon has served in leadership roles with several organizations including four of his own companies. He has been a musician since age 6 and regularly plays the piano/keyboard, trumpet, and writes. Dixon is committed to faithful stewardship of...
JAMIE GORDON

JAMIE GORDON

Board Member
Jamie has always had music in her heart.  She thanks her parents for always playing music at home (where she discovered her love for Jazz in particular) and began learning to play the Clarinet in elementary school – playing in symphonic band and orchestra and marching band until she was almost out of high school....
MICHAEL ECKERT

MICHAEL ECKERT

Board Member
Michael is a musician at heart, and an engineer by trade.  A graduate of Georgia Tech in Industrial and Systems engineering,  (He also had the honor of being an official driver for the iconic “Ramblin’ Wreck).  He brings to the Foundation a wealth of knowledge and business experience including a strong background in sales and...
DOM KING

DOM KING

Board Member
Dom King has always had a heart and ear for music. From Dallas, Texas, he has been involved in music either playing the saxophone and singing since he was 6 years old. From family road trips, to Saturday morning cleaning sessions, music has always been a part of his life. While living in LA for...