Kansas Music Hall of Fame: Board of Directors

Allen Blasco
President

Blue Springs, MO

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Danny Fleming
VP / Merch

Beloit, KS

Lynn Voss-Fleming
Treasurer

Beloit, KS

Lynn was born, raised and resides in Beloit Kansas and got her degree in Business Management from Kansas State University as a single mother. After college Lynn worked for an attorney and gained experience in individual, fiduciary, partnership and corporate income taxes, real estate, title insurance and accounting. In 2002 she was hired by the Salina Housing Authority and worked in the capacity of Finance Manager, Assistant Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. In 2009 she became the Executive Director of the Great Bend Housing Authority where she manages 180 federally subsidized rental units. Since 1995 Lynn has also been employed part time in accounting, real estate management and as an event promoter. Lynn recently became a small business owner as she owns two territories in the Vintage Market Days franchise where she promotes events in Georgia and Kansas.
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Dr. David Wiggins
Board Member

Miltonvale, KS

Dr. David Wiggins grew up in a small town in central Kansas. His energy and creativity have many been the foundation and catalyst for many successful programs and ensembles. David holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, from Kansas State University (2013), a Master of Music in Education and Conducting from Wichita State University (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts Education from Kansas Wesleyan University (1994). Wiggins music skills have given him opportunities to travel and perform extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Australia, The Orient and Pacific Islands including performing with artists such as: Barry Manilow, Hank Thompson, Mark Selby and the Sluggers, Jazz Tangent, Jack Trice and Midnight Flyer, Tommy Harrison Band, Rebel Miles Band, Don Wagner and Company, Miss Major and her Minor Mood Swings, and Daddy Mack and the Flack. David was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2012. In 1998, David was awarded the Kansas Outstanding Young Bandmaster. He has been director of Kansas school bands at Wichita East, Marysville, Paola, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Maur Hill Mount, Rural Vista and Southern Cloud schools. He was the founder of the Marshall County Arts Cooperative, Marshall County Educational Artist Series, Marshall County Community Band, Marshall, TLTN Access TV, Rural Arts Partners and the Big Drum Foundation. Mr. Wiggins currently is a teacher at Southern Cloud Schools and lives in Miltonvale, Kansas.
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Larry Miller
Board Member

Lawrence, KS

Larry started taking piano lessons in 2nd grade. Learned to sing harmony in 4th grade, Started trombone in 5th grade. Added tuba as a sophomore. Acoustic guitar as a junior. Bass guitar 6 months later. In college he played professionally in several rock bands, including the Illusions. At times Jim Stringer and Steve Hall (KMHof inductees) played in that group. Music has been and continues to be a huge part of his life, as he is currently worship leader at his church. Larry is also technically minded. He started repairing guitar amps in Jr high. In 1963 he received my dream job working for Ed Down at Audio House studios. He learned all aspects: from tape editing, studio engineering, on location recording, and disk mastering. He later became interested in computers and wrote payroll, bookkeeping, and production scheduling software. He worked with Ed until his death. Larry was married in 1973 and has 3 children, a foster daughter, and 5 grandchildren. He moved on into computers and was part owner of a computer store. He was in instructor at DeVry for 3 years and moved into computer programing. In 1991 Larry added live sound to his pallet with Audio House Sound. Larry has been sound engineer for a wide range of musicians, from A Capella to rock, country, EDM and Asian.
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Ed Rose
Board Member

Lawrence, Ks

Raised in a home where music was constantly present and encouraged to take lessons from an early age, Ed Rose found his calling in 5th grade when he started taking lessons from KMHoF Inductee Dean Kranzler. Those percussion lessons led to guitar lessons that led to recording school at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in Florida. After graduating from Full Sail, Ed moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a staff engineer at the legendary Studio 55. When an ownership change gutted staff, Ed decided he’d had enough of the music business and moved to Lawrence to get an Electrical Engineering degree from KU. Upon arrival he was contacted by old friend Nick Carroll to help with an upcoming recording. The sessions took place at Lawrence’s Red House Recording and as soon as the owners heard the finished tracks they offered Ed a job. It was off to the races after that. Ed soon became the most in-demand engineer in the area working with the top local bands as well as bands from all over the US. That national success led to international success with Ed making records in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand and the UK. In 2002, he and the Get Up Kids purchased Red House Recording relaunching it as Black Lodge Recording. The revamped studio was an instant hit and the new energy attracted not only the best local and national talent but made it a destination for top international bands, as well. Artists from Canada, France, Mexico, Israel, Japan, Spain and Switzerland made the trek to Eudora to work with Ed. But, by the 2010’s advances in technology were making operating a recording studio a very risky venture and Ed and his partners sold Black Lodge in 2013. In 2014 he took a tour of the Lawrence Public Library’s new - and totally free - Sound + Vision Studios and was blown away by the concept. After discussing ideas for the studio with director Brad Allen, Ed was hired to develop those ideas and help get the studio running properly. In his two years at Sound + Vision, he developed systems to ensure the studios could run with a minimum of staff support and set up endorsement deals with C&C drums, D’Addario strings, Evans drum heads, PreSonus software ProMark drumsticks, Rode microphones and Waves plugins. He also developed and taught classes on everything from setting up mics to mixing and created partnerships with Lawrence rock camps for children and music festivals. He also led the push for and helped build the massive Free State FX 48U modular synthesizer featured in the control room of the studio. In addition to his work as an engineer, Ed has enjoyed success as a musician (playing in bands and on recordings by The Appleseed Cast, Casket Lottery and New Amsterdams). small business owner (Red House Recording, Black Lodge Recording, The Bourgeois Pig), graphic designer, photographer and electronic repair technician. He currently restores vintage electronic drums and fosters animals for the Lawrence Humane Society. Edit biography
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Dr. Craig Treinen
Board Member

Topeka, KS

Dr. Craig Treinen an ANDREAS EASTMAN Jazz and Saxophone Artist and 2015 Kansas Music Hall of Fame Inductee, is currently the Department Chair and Director of Jazz Studies/Applied Saxophone at Washburn University. Dr. Treinen received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Jazz Studies and his Master’s Degree in Music Education from Kansas State University. Dr. Treinen is also an Alumnus of Washburn University where he received his Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. In 1990, Dr. Treinen entered the United States Air Force as a Saxophone Specialist with the Heartland of America Band (formerly the USAF Strategic Air Command Band) stationed in Omaha, Nebraska. While serving he was the Principle Alto Saxophonist in the symphonic band and was the Musical Director, Staff Arranger and Lead Alto Saxophonist with the Heartland of America Band jazz ensemble the “Noteables,” which he recorded and produced the album entitled “Always and Forever”. In 1994, Dr. Treinen received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his solo work with the “Noteables” Jazz Ensemble and in 1995; he was awarded “Airman of the Year” and “Outstanding Airman Bandsman” from the United States Air Force. In 1996, Dr. Treinen received the “Air Force Achievement Medal” for his accomplishments directing the “Noteables” during The United States Air Force 50th anniversary World War II show, which was presented throughout the United States. In 2000, Dr. Treinen accepted a position as the Assistant Band Director for Salina South High School and in 2001 for Wamego High School in Kansas. He has served as the artistic and education director for the Coleman Hawkins Heritage Jazz Festival and is currently chairing the education and scholarship committees for the Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc. He is also the director of the TJW youth high school jazz program in Topeka, Kansas in partnership with Washburn University. Dr. Treinen is a highly respected jazz artist and educator. His solo work can be heard on the following recordings: “Chronicles of Carmella,” by guitarist Dr. Wayne Goins, “Introducing Sean Parsons,” by pianist Dr. Sean Parsons and vocalist Kevin Mahogany’s CD “Big Band.” Throughout his career, Dr. Treinen has performed with such legendary performers such as Lee Greenwood, Shirley Jones, Crystal Gayle, Bob Denver, Chip Davis, Harry Allen, Grant Stewart, Frank Mantooth, Todd Strait, Karin Allison, Kevin Mahogany, George Duke, Terrell Stafford, John Fedchock, Bobby Watson, Wycliff Gordon, Byron Stripling, Eric Marienthal, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Shirelles, and with big bands such as Trilogy Big Band, Tony Dipardo Big Band, Topeka Jazz Workshop Big Band, Moms Big Band, The Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, Omaha Big Band, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, De Moines Big Band, Ron Capps Big Band and the River City Big Band. Dr. Treinen served as the State Jazz Education Advisor for the State of Kansas (KMEA), and currently performs with the New Vintage Big Band, KC Boulevard Big Band, and Moon City Big Band in Kansas City, The Wayne Goins Quartet and The Santiago Brothers Blues Band. He continues to be an active performer and clinician providing clinics, workshops, and lectures on saxophone and jazz education throughout the United States.
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Beth Meyers
Board Member
Lawrence, KS
Born and raised in Kansas, Beth was 13 when she first heard live, regional music of her generation: Kansas Music Hall of Fame 2005 inductee, The Fabulous Flippers! She fell in love with sound and started learning about it before she was in high school. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she went to tech school and obtained her First Class Radiotelephone Operator’s License in 1977. Beth was hired as a broadcast engineer for KANU, an NPR affiliate in Lawrence, Kansas, that same year. During her years at KANU, she and Calder Pickett won an Armstrong Award for his weekly syndicated show, “The American Past”. She also engineered for other shows and artists, including Ida McBeth and Jay McShann. Beth left KANU to attend graduate school with concentrations in Strategic Communications and Broadcast Management. Beth now works for Theatre Lawrence, and was the first person ever to use the audio equipment in the new building with the debut of “Ragtime” in 2013. She was also the first person to engineer a complete album for local artist Darrell Lea at the public library's Sound and Vision Studio. Beth has taken pictures for KMHoF since 2006 as homage to the organization and to the musicians who have changed the musical landscape in Kansas and the Midwest.
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Mary McGee
Board Member

Lawrence, KS

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Justice B. King
Legal Council
Topeka, KS
Justice B. King is the managing partner of the firm Fisher, Patterson, Sayler and Smith. He has long been recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” for his expertise in bankruptcy law. He lectures frequently at institutes and seminars in the area of business and bankruptcy law. He attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. He has trial experience in business and commercial litigation, tort litigation, and bankruptcy. He also has substantial experience in real estate matters.
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Kansas Music Hall of Fame: Advisory Board

Sylvia Kvacik
Media Specialist
Salina, KS
Sylvia Kvacik is the co-owner and drone pilot for DF Wind Energy, a start-up company in the Salina area. She is a former educator who taught high school English and agriculture before jumping off the cliff and hoping to grow her wings on the way down. Sylvia is singer who clumsily strums her guitar, a wannabe actress, a writer of sad poems, a lover of all things beautiful, and a sassy entrepreneur. See her at Salina Community Theatre and with the Don Wagner and Friends.
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Don Wagner
Press Editor
Bennington, KS
Donald Wagner is a lifetime resident of Ottawa County who has published four books of poetry, mostly on regional themes . In addition he operates an organically certified farm near Bennington, manages a herd of naturally raised Longhorn cattle, and has delivered a TedXTalk on the ecological invasion of the Eastern Red Cedar (Invasion of the Water Snatchers, Youtube) . Wagner recently retired from the education profession after teaching high school and college composition and literature courses for 41 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from KU and a Master’s from Fort Hays. He has been a featured speaker at a variety of educational symposiums and conferences. Wagner often performs on guitar and fiddle for select venues and concerts. He was a member of the Bill Burrows Band for over 30 years. He and his wife Debbie, an artist, own and operate the 3Rivers Studio and Gallery in Bennington, a renovated Santa Fe train depot from the 19th century that has become a destination site for celebrations and community functions.
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Kyle Bargman, Sr.
Webmaster
Marysville, KS
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