Bonnie studied Vocal Performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder and finished her master’s degree at the Hanns-Eisler Conservatory in Berlin, Germany. She was a member of the Bavarian State Opera House Opera Studio and sang professionally in Germany for 10 years at the Bavarian State Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Leipzig, Komische Oper Berlin and the Prague National Opera.
In 2011, Bonnie and her husband, Carloff, returned to Northwest Kansas to pursue her true passion for bringing culture and high quality learning/performing opportunities to rural Kansas. She opened her studio, The Living Room, in Hoxie, and currently teaches over 40 students weekly in Hoxie and Atwood.
In 2014, Bonnie established the Main Street Arts Council to continue to promote the arts throughout the region.
And, as of August 2019, Bonnie will be serving as the K-5 Music Teacher at Golden Plains Elementary School in Selden.
regional office manager
Jan joined the Main Street Arts Council in March 2020. She will oversee the day-to-day business of the arts council, including managing our website and Facebook page, the MSAC Membership/Sponsorship program, coordinating fundraising efforts and more!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she is currently facilitating a 12-week, FREE virtual art class series for all ages with three weekly sessions held via Facebook Live.
Jan is a native of Hoxie and founding board member of MSAC. We are excited to her as an official staff person helping us with our mission to provide arts and music opportunities to the region!