About Us

The Deoc Ensemble has been chosen as one of the most sought after wedding ceremony music groups in Indiana by both The Knot and WeddingWire! The group draws upon a network of talented and professional musicians from around the Indianapolis area when faced with high demand. The ensemble performs both classical music as well as original arrangements of popular non-classical songs, bringing a level of artistry and professionalism that your guests are sure to notice.

Meet our team

Grace Meier

Co-Owner | Cello

Grace Meier

Co-Owner | Cello

Grace Meier studied Music Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education at Indiana University, graduating in 2015 after 3 semesters of student teaching in urban Indianapolis public schools. Following two years of teaching Special Education, she made the hard decision to leave the world of education and dedicate fully to The Deoc Ensemble. Although Grace misses her students, working for Deoc is truly a dream come true!

Although she began her musical studies on the violin, Grace began playing the cello at the age of nine under the instruction of Dona Vellek Klein. During her high school years, Grace performed with the New World Symphony Orchestras and studied with Ingrid Fischer-Bellman. In addition, she performed as a soloist at The Palladium in Carmel, Indiana. While at the Jacobs School of Music, Grace continued her training in the Starker method as she studied with Benjamin Karp and Adriana Contino.

When she is not performing, Grace loves spending time with her husband and son. Her passions include hiking, spending time in her community of Speedway, and reading.

Sean Kilgore

Co-Owner | Violin + Viola

Sean Kilgore

Co-Owner | Viola & Violin

Sean Kilgore began playing viola at age 10, beginning his studies with Kathy Hershberger shortly after. Sean performed with the New World Youth Orchestras and the Honors Orchestra of America throughout high school and studied with Eva Lieberman until he went to Butler University.

Sean has an extensive educational background. He graduated from Butler University in 2015, studying Arts Administration. He was fortunate to study viola with Richard Clark and participate in many ballets, chamber performances, and operas throughout his studies.

In 2017, he made the decision to attend Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, graduating in 2020 with his J.D. and certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Sean continued his education at Indiana University, graduating in May 2021 with his M.S. in Cybersecurity & Risk Management. He is now a licensed attorney in Indiana, working for the United States District Courts as a Judicial Law Clerk.

When he is not performing or working, Sean can be found traveling or enjoying the outdoors with his dog. He also is an active volunteer as a District Director for the music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon.