• Maestro Nance

  • Laurel Canan

  • Rob Rider

  • Sara Fiedelholtz

  • Lee Pomerantz

Maestro Robert Nance, Founder & President

Maestro Robert Nance is a multi-talented conductor, keyboardist, teacher, composer, clinician, performer, arts advocate and entrepreneur.

He is a distinguished graduate of DePauw University School of Music (Indiana) where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in keyboard performance; and from the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore) where he earned is Master of Music degree in conducting.

For much of his 30 year career, Nance has been an entrepreneurial producer of concerts, ranging from his own performances as a keyboardist to managing large-scale productions as a conductor. He has a proven track record of bringing a unique flair to an otherwise traditional performance. He possesses the rare ability to serve equally well as a performing artist, an artistic director, a fundraiser, a producer and business executive.

These combined skills have helped him navigate Heartland Sings, Inc. for the past 25 years, growing the company from its infancy into a major arts organization.

Maestro Nance is the President and Founding Artistic Director of Heartland Sings, Inc., a professional company of vocal artists and ensembles. Founded in 1997, this Fort Wayne-based company is “…Changing Lives through Song” through entertaining and culturally impactful programs.

As the Founder and President of Mobile Performing Arts, Nance is yet again taking an bold step toward solving the problem of access to the arts, leading the arts industry with a unique concept that will connect artists and arts organizations with new audiences and underserved communities, and building relationships along the way.

Throughout his career, Nance has received many awards and accolades including being a guest conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, appearing on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center with Heartland Sings, recipient of the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. His Attitude Series of keyboard recordings and the recording of Heartland Sings’ The Spirit of Christmas are favorites with fans.

Maestro Nance has made Fort Wayne has been Maestro Nance’s home for the past 30 years, where he has distinguished himself as a dedicated performer, teacher, community leader, entrepreneur, innovator, and arts composer and producer. In 2017, in honor of his commitment to the arts, he was awarded Fort Wayne’s Artist of the Year by Arts United.