Iva Ugrčić

Board Liaison and Strategic Initiatives at the Overture Center for the Arts; Founder and Executive Director of the LunART Festival

Iva Ugrčić moved to the U.S. in 2014 to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UW–Madison, which she earned in 2017. While on campus, she also earned a minor in Business in the Arts from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business. She now serves in the Board Liaison and Strategic Initiatives role for the Overture Center for the Arts.

Teddy Wiggins

Principal Violinist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Teddy Wiggins is a University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate from the School of Music, in violin performance. He is currently a co-concertmaster/principal violinist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training orchestra that develops musicianship and prepares musicians for professional careers.

Loni Gornick

Music Educator/Orchestra Director for Badger High School in Lake Geneva, WI

While juggling motherhood and a full-time job in the public school system, Loni Gornick completed her Master’s of Music degree with an emphasis on string development in December of 2016. She now works for the public school system in Lake Geneva, designing a new curriculum based around ear training to better prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in Music Theory.

Josie Guiney Igielski

4th Grade Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Madison

Josie Guiney Igielski, a 4th grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin, uses her UW–Madison graduate training to help students succeed. In 2014 she received the Milken Educator Award, an award which is only given to about 40 teachers in the nation each year.

Mike Gonzalez

Principal of Gordon Olson Middle School in Mauston

Gonzalez earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2006, going on to be the principal of Gordon Olson Middle School. Later in 2015, he was named the Junior and Middle School Administrator of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of School Councils.