Our Team

well established and here for you

The Deoc Ensemble has been playing together for over a decade. Within that time, our group has played for weddings, cocktail functions, luncheons, dinner parties, holiday parties, birthdays and more. We offer a wide range of ensembles and have become known for offering beautiful music and exceptional service.

We require no amplification (unless performing for a large crowd or large outside area) which provides the ability to move from one part of a venue to another quite easily, if required. The ensemble also draws upon a network of talented and professional musicians from around the Indianapolis area when faced with high demand.

Our live music creates a very special ambiance at a wedding ceremony. The background music is also suitable for cocktails and dinners at a reception. The ensemble is also available for other functions such as corporate luncheons, birthday parties and dinners. Our extensive playlist has something for everyone and is constantly expanding.

Sean Kilgore

Founder & Co-Owner

Sean 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.

Grace Meier

Founder & Co-Owner

Grace 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 traveling worldwide with her husband, Jordan. Her passions include hiking, spending time in her community of Speedway, and reading.

Haley Stevenson

Digital Media & Communications

Haley is the acting Digital Media and Communications Manager for The Deoc Ensemble, where she has also worked as a violist and violinist within the ensemble for over two years.  

Haley holds a B.A. in music from Butler University Jordan College of the Arts in Indianapolis. Her teachers have included Richard Auldon Clark, Dr. Lisa Brooks, Francesco Borali, Silva Costanza, Kathryn Hershberger, and Laura Crawford. Now that she holds her degree in music, Haley teaches viola and violin in her own music studio in the Indianapolis area.

Haley began playing viola at the age of ten. During her high school years, Haley performed as a soloist in the Franklin Central Orchestra and played with the New World Youth Symphony for two years, the final of which she was principal violist. Haley performed in the Indianapolis Symphony Side-by-Side for two years before receiving a performance scholarship to play with the Butler Symphony Orchestra. Now, Haley performs with Deoc, Classical Music Indy, and regional orchestras such as the Danville Symphony.

When she is not working, Haley loves to play video games and spend time with her cat.