Advisors of the Nonprofit Board
Joseph Kayne is an Indian Hill High School student and the Founder of The Power of Music (POM). He saw a need in our community (and our nation) that he wanted to address – the dire and painful and sometimes dangerous situation that people face when they are socially isolated and detached from society – and originated a solution that high school students could readily embrace: bring the joy and connectivity of music to the people who need it most. Joseph hopes to broaden the impact of POM and envisions it continuing well after he graduates from Indian Hill.
Joseph has been enjoying the gifts of singing and acting since a young age. Joseph was awarded a position with the 2022 & 2023 Ohio Music Education All-State Choir, received 1st place in the 2022 National Association of Teachers of Singing Great Lakes Regionals Round, and was a Finalist for the 2022 Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Award Competition. This school year, Joseph appeared as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Laurie Laurence in Little Women, and Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia, among other roles. In addition to singing, theater, and leading The Power of Music, Joseph competes in Mock Trial, is Editor-in-Chief of “The Hill”, Indian Hill High School’s newspaper, and enjoys participating in outdoor activities, particularly skiing.
Luis Vega-Torres is an Indian Hill High School student. Luis is currently a member of his high school choirs and the Indian Hill Youth Church Choir. He has participated in several voice competitions including Cal-Western NATS Regionals and the Overture Awards. Luis is also an active member of his school’s theater program and has been a leader in Indian Hill POM for 2 years. He has also studied classical guitar for 7 years. Outside of music, he loves to volunteer around the Cincinnati area.
Franny Bell attends Indian Hill High School where she serves as Vice President for the Power of Music organization. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, and arranging and teaching music, and she appreciates that POM provides her a chance to share her joy of music with others. She is also an avid performer in musical theatre with several years of vocal, acting, and dance training, and she performs regularly in school and community theatre productions. Franny plans to study music education and performance in college.