AGE 67 I ARLINGTON, TEXAS I UNITED STATES
“Music is the one medium that we know is happening in heaven and on earth.” Irene Longacre-Whiteside believes that with age, for her, has come a “fresh awareness of the beauty and meaning in the complexities of the music I play and hear.” Over the last 23 years, she has developed a career as a high-level administrator, most recently working at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as an executive assistant. In her formative years, Irene studied piano formally at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, the University of Calgary, and the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She then worked at The Conservatory at Mount Royal University, in her hometown of Calgary, before making the career transition away from music. And other passions abound: she enjoys the study of systematic theology, participating in international pistol shooting competitions, and scuba diving.