Meet Duffie Adelson

This week Dr. Greta Pope sits down with Duffie Adelson. She is a true believer in the power of The Arts and is a highly accomplished music school administrator and educator.

Duffie spent 33 years at Merit School of Music in Chicago, driving personal transformation through music education. She began as an instructor in 1982 and eventually became the president in 2007. Under her leadership, the student population and instructional offerings grew significantly, and the organization raised nearly $20 million for its own building and endowment. She has also served in various roles, including board chair, at organizations like the National Guild for Community Arts Education, ChiArts High School, and the Chicago Philharmonic. She is a member of the Radio Committee of classical station 98.7 WFMT and the Know Your Chicago Committee of the Graham School, University of Chicago.

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About gretapope

Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide. Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit
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