Oral History Information
Gloria Orange was approached by her friend, Brett Mulzer, to assist him in managing the music lessons of his music store, Moore Music. Brett had purchased the business, located in Evansville, Indiana, from the founder, Pat Moore, who established the business in 1976. They had always provided lessons but Brett envisioned a school of music within the store, which Gloria oversaw and grew into the Evansville Music Academy. Back in 2017, the academy had nearly 200 students, which took a cut during the pandemic but rose again thanks to her efforts and by 2023 she had over 500 students per week. Her passion for bringing music to her students is as clear as the joyful smile on her face!