About Discovery Music Center

Quincy Jones is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer. His multi-award-winning career spans over 60 years. A lesser-known truth about this world-renowned icon is that Quincy first discovered music as a Bremerton, Washington youth.

“I touched it (a piano), and every cell in my body said this is what you’re going to do for the rest of your life.”

— Quincy Jones

Inspired by Quincy’s discovery of music and the tremendous career that followed, MDC provides educational and experiential exposure to the world of music. We exist to create individual and communal access to music creation and the enjoyment it breathes into our lives.

Regardless of age, ethnicity, social, or economic boundaries, we work together to help others encounter their awakening to music discovery.

LONG RANGE GOALS

To develop and host the largest music festival on the west side of Puget Sound

To build the most comprehensive Mentoring & Teaching network on the west side of Puget Sound

To host the largest, continuous public open-mic jam session on the west side of Puget Sound

To build a studio home of our own on Quincy Square in downtown Bremerton

Board of Directors

Steve Rice
President & Co-Founder

Architect, Founder and Partner at Rice Fergus Miller Architecture & Planning, Bremerton (ret.) Steve led the design and development of Quincy Square in downtown Bremerton.

Derick Polk
Vice President

Performing jazz bassist and music educator, career US Navy Band member (ret.), member Bremerton Westsound Symphony. Derick is a mainstay in Kitsap area youth music education efforts and leads MDC’s Music Discovery Partnership at Catalyst Public School.

Francesco Crosara
Vice President

Performing jazz pianist, composer and educator, Poulsbo. Francesco co-leads MDC’s annual production and staging of Make Music Day in Quincy Square. Learn more at www.francescojazz.com

Matt Olson

Matt Olson
Treasurer

Tax Manager and Staff Accountant at Waterfront CPA Group, Silverdale. Matt participates in MDC’s Fundraising & Finance Committee.

Miranda Fort
Secretary

Director of Workforce Development, Easterseals Washington and Leadership Kitsap graduate. Miranda also chairs MDC’s Community Outreach Committee.

Dean Kelly
Co-Founder and Past Vice President

Architect, Principal and owner at Rice Fergus Miller Architecture & Planning, Bremerton, accomplished lead guitarist. Dean chairs MDC’s Administration Committee.

Charles Henderson
Co-Founder

Commercial real estate broker, owner of The Henderson Group, Bremerton. Chuck participates in MDC fundraising and long-range planning.

Harriette Bryant
Co-Founder

Kitsap activist and board member at numerous Kitsap nonprofits, founder and President/CEO of OurGEMS, Executive Director at YWCA of Kitsap County, Bremerton. Harriette is active in MDC’s Community Outreach Committee.

Irene Moyer

Vice President of Membership & Strategic Communications at Greater Kitsap Chamber of Commerce, board member at Leadership Kitsap. Irene supports MDC’s Marketing and Community Outreach Committees.

Redge Campbell

District Director of Operations, Peninsula District Kaiser Permanente (ret.), longtime rowing coach and music supporter, Bremerton. Redge chairs MDC’s Fundraising & Finance Committee.

Jean Lenke

Performing jazz, folk and blues vocalist, owner of Jean Lenke Music & Jean Therapy Music Productions in Sequim, WA. Jean participates in MDC’s Education & Mentoring Committee. Learn more at www.jeantherapymusic.com

Jon Green

Assistant Principal Bass at Seattle Symphony (ret), performing musician, board member at One Call For All, Bainbridge Island. Jon participates in MDC’s Mentoring & Education and Fundraising & Finance Committees

Tom McVicker

Longtime chorale music teacher and ensemble director at Olympic High School, recently retired. Frequent nominee to the “Who’s Who in American Music” charter. A Kitsap native, Tom leads MDC’s Education & Mentoring Committee and spearheads our “Music In A Box” instrument re-gifting program.

Naveen Chaudhary

World traveler, music collector and audiophile, retired Silicon Valley tech industry leader, involved in Poulsbo Rotary and many other local nonprofits. Naveen participates in MDC’s Education & Mentoring team efforts.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • We value honesty and conduct ourselves with integrity.
  • We encourage enthusiasm, bravery, and inquisitiveness.
  • We welcome all explorers of music in the spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • We empower free expression and creativity.
  • We value open communication, demonstrating compassion, and seeking understanding.
  • We recognize everyone has value and insist that we treat each other with dignity, kindness, and respect.
  • We support community institutions and seek strong collaborative partnerships.
  • We are a team striving for excellence and achieving together that which we could never do alone.

 

INCLUSION STATEMENT
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

At Music Discovery Center, we value all Directors, Staff, Volunteers, and Candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our organization. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, please let a Board of Directors officer know as soon as possible. Every complaint will be appropriately investigated.