top of page

Staff & Faculty

Orice Jenkins.jpeg

Orice Jenkins

Executive Director

Mr. Jenkins is the Executive Director of Música Franklin. He was previously a full time performing artist, and a manager and Teaching Artist at several educational arts programs in New England. His music has been featured in publications in England, Italy, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and the mainland United States, and he has been conducting and arranging for string ensembles since he was 13 years old. He is also a genealogy researcher and published author with a passion for social justice and community unification.


Annierose Klingbeil

Development and Communications Manager

Annierose Klingbeil is a violist with a love of chamber music. She is a Suzuki trained violin and viola teacher with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UMass Amherst in violin performance and music theory. She also studied piano, viola, chamber music, and music education throughout college. She has a passion for pedagogy, which she has used in her work as an aural skills teacher for the past five years at UMass Amherst and Amherst College. She is the general manager of two non-profit concert series in MA and CT and organizes the UMass Suzuki Teacher Training and String Pedagogy Workshops. In her free time, Ms. Annierose enjoys doing puzzles and playing soccer. 

Tara Kurland.jpeg

Tara Kurland

Teaching Assistant

Ms. Kurland has been playing the violin since the age of five. Classically trained, she has branched out to play folk, jazz, fiddle and klezmer music. She is a member of a band that provides musical performances and workshops in elementary schools and summer camps. She loves watching the joy that music and dancing elicits, and appreciates the friendships and connections that are formed through making music together. She has her BA in Sociology and her MS in Environmental Science. She currently spends much of her time nurturing her three year old daughter and infant son.

Vicki Citron.jpeg

Vicki Citron

Director Emerita

Ms. Citron, an avid chamber music player, has taught for over 40 years in after-school music programs, community music schools, and a private Suzuki studio. She is past president of the statewide association of MA Suzuki teachers and families. As the founder and Artistic Director of Música Franklin, she is deeply committed to music and social justice. Ms. Citron holds a BM from Brandeis University and a MM in performance from UMass Lowell.

Gloria Matlock.jpeg

Gloria Matlock

Founding Teaching Artist

Ms. Matlock began her music career at the age of five, when she sang in a family choir directed by her mother and learned to play hand drums. She became the official rhythm keeper of the Robinson Singers and has been singing and drumming ever since. She has led and taught at workshops throughout the United States, including at the United Nations. According to Ms. Matlock, the healing power of the drums and the inspiring melodies of her ancestors’ Spiritual Songs are gifts of history which speak to the soul and should be shared.

Bekka Eowind.jpeg

Bekka Eowind

Teaching Artist

Ms. Bekka plays Classical, Folk and Bluegrass music professionally. She holds a BA from the University of Rochester with a minor in music and has completed extensive Suzuki method teacher training. Bekka brings over 28 years of teaching experience on violin and cello.

Aidin Martinez_edited_edited_edited_edit

Aidin Martinez

Classroom Assistant

Aidin Martinez is from Puerto Rico and has lived in Massachusetts for 5 years. Her main language is Spanish, but she has learned English and learns something new every day. Ms. Martinez started in a school as a volunteer to work with children. She loves helping children learn something new and continuing to reinforce their skills. She currently volunteers in a program called PEER Ambassador to help families in the community by sharing information about resources they need or that exist in the community. She has known the Música Franklin program for three years and her children belonged to the program. It is a pleasure for her to belong to Música Franklin as part of its faculty.

Rachelle Ackerman_edited.jpg

Rachelle Ackerman

Associate Director

Rachelle Ackerman is Música Franklin's Associate Director. She holds a BA in International Studies and Sociology, and a MS in Managing Mission-Driven Organizations from Marlboro College. Ms. Ackerman has managed her own massage therapy practice since 1992. She has extensive experience working with children as an international folk-dance teacher, early childhood educator, substitute teacher, and mentor for youth in foster care.

Board Members

Board Members

Michelle Dwyer, President

Traci Talbert, Secretary

Matan Rubinstein, Director

Haley Anderson, Director

Wes Brown, Treasurer

Christine Bates, Director

Keyedrya Jacobs, Director

bottom of page