Joy Doran


An abstract of this interview is available below. A transcript is linked above and to the right. An essay summarizing themes that emerged from interviews conducted about Myers in 2016 is available: Portrait of a Collector: Reflections on an Influential Bibliophile.

This interview subject is affiliated with IWU and/or President Myers in the following ways: Adjunct Instructor, Piano, 1990-present.


Doran recalls the musical interests she shared with Myers, including being founding board members of the Pratt Music Foundation, which sponsors music education in the local community, and that they shared a vision for expanding the preparatory program available through the IWU School of Music. The former was realized during Myers' era but the latter idea did not come to fruition. She and Myers viewed themselves as "philosophers of potential and advocates of opportunity" and Doran was pleased to have support for her ideas even if they were not always success.

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music scores, violins, pianos, personal characteristics, leadership, management, harpsichord, wine, idea person, Renaissance Man, end-of-life, auction, collecting techniques, languages, intellectual curiosity, polymath, Portrait of a Collector, Faculty


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