Jenni Boseker

Meet Jennifer Rohrdan Boseker, Orchestra Indiana’s Executive Assistant. Jenni was born in Richmond, IN, and moved to Muncie, IN in the 7th-grade where she graduated from Muncie Central High School.

Growing up, Jenni expressed an early passion for music by singing in every choir in junior high and high school. Jenni continued her inclination throughout her life while singing in the Muncie Central Ensemble SATB group, MCHS swing band, and forming a band with classmates where she sang at local clubs and weddings. She took singing lessons from John Campbell at Ball State University for four years and then went on to study piano for ten years and organ for four. Jenni also sang with the Larry Mechem Band for 18 years.

Having been with Orchestra Indiana for about eight months now, Jenni helps facilitate projects, manages bookkeeping, and interacts with the board of directors and valued subscribers daily. When she’s not working in the office, Jenni stays busy creating her handmade line of bags for her friends and family. She stays active with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and five lovely sisters that gather often.

We’re so thankful to have you on the Orchestra Indiana team, Jenni!

Sam Condon

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Anderson, Indiana and now live in Muncie, Indiana

What musical background do you have?
Other than a few years of high school show choir under my belt, I do not come from a musical background. However, thanks to parents and grandparents, I grew up listening to just about every kind of music you can imagine, from classic oldies and rock, to today’s current hits. What I like about music and the arts, is that no matter what type of performance event you are watching (or maybe even participating in), each event has a unique passion and drive to bring people from all walks of together, making them a part of history.

What does your job with Orchestra Indiana entail?
As the Office Assistant for Orchestra Indiana, my job is to provide all of the assistance that I can to my fellow staff members in the handling and completion of any tasks, projects and event needs that are asked of me.

How long have you worked for OI?
I have worked part-time for OI since January 2022.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Reading, writing, photography, traveling, hiking, exploring art museums, spending time with family and friends, binge watching TV shows, and often indulging in too much chocolate.

What’s a fun fact about you that most people don’t know?
My favorite animal is a giraffe. I am never without chips & salsa, and yes, I consider it to be an entire meal.

James Thompson

An energetic and passionate flutist and teacher, Dr. James Thompson has performed on three continents in diverse venues ranging from LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall to medieval Italian churches to the Great Wall of China. James has been named a winner of the National Flute Association’s Graduate Research and Masterclass competitions, and has appeared as a concerto soloist with the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Southern Illinois Symphony, the Ball State University Symphony Orchestra, and the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, James performs in a duo with his father and first flute teacher, Paul. The duo has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association convention and the College Music Society National Conference. James performed at a further four National Flute Association conventions as a member of the flute ensemble, “Calliope,” has also performed with the Southern Illinois University Faculty Quintet and the Ball State Graduate Wind Quintet. During the summers, James keeps an active schedule performing and teaching in music festivals such as Domaine Forget, the Southern Illinois Music Festival, Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo (Italy), the Southeast Orchestra & Chamber Music Institute, and the Fresno Opera & Orchestra Summer Academy.

James resides in Muncie, Indiana, where he is adjunct Music History faculty at Ball State University. He also serves as Education Coordinator for Orchestra Indiana and maintains an active flute studio. James’s degrees are from Ball State University (D.A.), Illinois State University (M.M.), and Truman State University (B.M.).

Larry Powell

Larry Powell has served as Principal Trumpet with Orchestra Indiana since 2018. He also serves as Principal Trumpet with the orchestras in Anderson, Marion, Owensboro (KY)

Following fourteen years as an adjunct music professor at the University of Indianapolis Larry is now currently an Associate Faculty member at IUPUI in the Music & Arts Technology department. Larry received his Suzuki Trumpet training in 2021 and is now on the faculty of the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy. He is among some of the first trained and registered Suzuki Trumpet Teachers in the United States. He also taught at the University of Tennessee.

Larry earned his bachelors in music education from the University of Indianapolis, and his masters in trumpet performance from Butler University.

In his spare time he loves playing tennis with his family, early morning marathon training runs, and hosting the studioHFL podcast where he interviews musicians from around the world.