The Trustees of the trust which established the Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund are:
Myron Sildon, a retired business and estate planning attorney in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Sildon is proud to have counted Martha Lee Cain Tranby among his many clients. He has been involved as a board member, volunteer and financial supporter of many arts organizations in the Kansas City, Missouri area.
Don Dagenais, retired real estate lawyer from Lathrop GPM, LLP. Mr. Dagenais has served on many nonprofit boards of directors and is known as a volunteer for many local music organizations, as well as for presenting lectures and teaching courses in classical music, opera and the performing arts.
Elizabeth Suh Lane, a professional violinist and the founder and artistic director of the Bach Aria Soloists, one of Kansas City's leading small performing artist organizations. She previously served for six years on the Selection Committee of the Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund.
The members of the Selection Committee which advises the Trustees on the selection of grant recipients for the Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund are:
Dr. Elisa Bickers, associate director of music and principal organist at Village Presbyterian Church and keyboard artist with the Bach Aria Soloists and other local groups.
Trilla Ray Carter, cellist and the founder and artistic director of Kansas City Baroque Consortium, an outstanding classical music performing group in the Kansas City area.
Jane Christison, professional accordion performer, owner of Music With a Smile Productions, and educator and representative of Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority.
Roberta Gumbel, an opera singer and opera librettist who is a Professor at the University of Kansas School of Music. She has performed with regional operas companies and in four different shows on Broadway, as well as with jazz groups.
Marcus Lewis, assistant professor of jazz studies for the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a fine professional jazz trombonist. He leads his own jazz quintet, 18-piece Big Band.
Clark Morris, the Executive and Artistic Director of the Harriman Jewell Series, the renown performing arts series located in Liberty, Missouri and Kansas City. He has worked with the Harriman Jewell Series for over 30 years.