Joanne Bennett

General Manager


Joanne Bennett joined the American Pianists Association in 2017 after over twenty years at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where she was responsible for arts production and the concert experience. Joanne received a Master of Public Affairs with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University in 2012. When not driving arts organizations or producing concerts, she enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her dog, Max.

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Our diverse world shapes our music, the artistic language of our contestants. It delights, informs, and inspires us all. It is in this spirit that the American Pianists Association welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as people with disabilities. We commit to learn from diverse talents, ideas, and voices. We pledge to create an environment for our artists, audiences, community partners, board, and staff that is based on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Further, we commit to enacting strategic and annual plans that provide focused, measurable strategies for living out these values every day.