ICO Appoints Dana Stone as New Executive Director

The board of directors of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO), announces the appointment of Dana Stone as Executive Director, effective July 6, 2020.

ICO Board President Lisa Brown says, “We are thrilled to welcome Dana to the ICO team in this leadership role and look forward to working with her in the next chapter of the organization’s history.” Stone replaces long-time Executive Director Elaine Eckhart, who served in this capacity since 2006.

Stone comes to the ICO from the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, where she served as Executive Director since October 2010. A native of Valparaiso, IN, Stone was previously the Administrative Director of Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, she served as Administrative Director for the St. Louis Women’s Chorale, providing grant writing services to other non-profit organizations. She is a former board member of the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission and a current board member of the Anderson Noon Rotary.

Stone maintains a private voice studio in her Fishers home and is dedicated to promoting the performing arts through educational outreach and community performances. According to ICO Board Member Craig Gigax, chair of the executive search team, “Dana brings strong collaborative, performance and education experience to this role, which will be very important as the ICO moves forward.” Prior to her work as a leader of arts organizations, Dana, performed in many roles in several theatrical musicals. Stone holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in Vocal Performance and Spanish from DePauw University and a Master of Music degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Comments (2)

  • Michael David Arnett

    11 months ago

    Please tell Elaine “THANK YOU” for her many years of superb work and great concerts.

    Michael Arnett, MD

    • Allie Pence

      11 months ago

      Thanks Michael! We will pass your message along to Elaine.

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