PRIZM Ensemble announced on Thursday the addition of Kimberli Ware, Sandy Bromley, J.D., and Martin McCain, D.M.A., to its board of directors. Ware is the director of the Hutchison Invests program at Hutchison School in Memphis. Bromley is the deputy administrator of Shelby County‘s Crime Victims and Rape Crisis Center. McCain is a professional trombonist and an associate professor of music at Texas State University.
“Kim, Sandy and Martin have served as strong leaders in their respective careers and throughout the community,” said Roderick Vester, executive director of PRIZM Ensemble. “Their passion for community building coincides with PRIZM’s mission to deliver quality music programming and education to the diverse Memphis population.”
Ware launched the Hutchison Invests program in 2016 and is responsible for securing endowments for funding. The program was designed to educate girls about economics, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She also serves as a teacher of economics and entrepreneurship at Hutchison School. Ware has a Master of Arts in education from Union University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in marketing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Bromley joined the Shelby County Government in 2017. She has a long history in the criminal justice profession with a focus on advocacy for victims of crime, particularly victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. She earned her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in interpersonal communication from Ohio University.
A third-generation musician, McCain serves as the principal bass trombone for the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs trombone in orchestras and ensembles across the world, including local ensembles IRIS Orchestra and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Since 2017, he has served on the faculty for various PRIZM Ensemble educational programs. At Texas State University, he serves as a trombone instructor and directs the Trombone Choir and Jazz Trombone student ensembles, which have been nationally recognized and appeared in commercial recordings. In recognition of his teaching, he has received several citations including the 2016 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2013 Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. McCain holds a doctorate and master’s degree in music from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi.