About Us

The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton exists to engage, enrich, entertain, and educate the Port Clinton area community through world-class musical performances.

For more than 21 years, our mission is to present artistically excellent, performances and foster music education.

Our vision:

  • To provide a broad range of live, quality, music experiences in the local community, eliminating the need to travel significant distances.
  • To provide exposure to superior music and top-notch musicians for the young people in our community.
  • To provide music training opportunities to area youth by sponsoring master classes with the guest performers while they are in Port Clinton
  • To bring new and exciting musical performances to the Port Clinton area each season.

Musical Arts Series Port Clinton serves it mission by offering free tickets for students, discounted tickets for local senior citizens’ organizations, free performances at senior communities, and quality cultural experiences.

We offer seven or more concerts each season, and extend our series to reach children in the schools. In September 2016, we added a free bonus concert to introduce the Musical Arts Series Port Clinton to first time attendees.

We are able to attract outstanding performers, from Ohio, around the U.S., and abroad. Our performers provide a quality musical experience and interact directly with our audience at a reception following each concert. Our performers include university faculty and students as well as seasoned professionals performing a diverse range of programs including: classical guitar, four-handed piano, opera, choral, jazz, and bluegrass.

During every concert, we have our performers discuss the music they are playing, thereby making each performance educational as well as entertaining.

The Stensen Foundation has funded master classes and special concerts over the past several years. These artists have helped bring exceptional live music and education beyond our scheduled annual concerts, allowing us to reach more people in our community.

The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton is a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization.


The Musical Arts Series began as a memorial concert for the late Shirley V. Hany, a local piano teacher who was also the wife and mother of musicians. The concert was so well received that it became a two-, then three-, then four-concert series. Eventually, the series morphed into the present Musical Arts Series Port Clinton in 2002.

Originally conceived as a classical music series with an emphasis on chamber ensembles, the series now includes folk, Celtic, and jazz groups in its annual offerings. However, the main thrust of MAS-PC remains the presentation of talented musicians playing a classical repertoire, with some new music in the classical tradition.

We have been pleased to present not only chamber music groups and solo artists from throughout the United States, but also groups from Europe and Asia. The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton continues to present classical music concerts in our community. We invite you to become part of our loyal audience, our illustrious history, and our vision for the future.

The current Steering Committee:
Robert Butcher
Mary Caracci
Tom Debbink
Peggy Debien
Charlie Jaeger
Susan Larcey
John McIntosh
Kay McIntosh
Geoff Mendenhall
Paul Moon
Marta Vielhaber

Steering Committee Emeritus:

Fred Hany

Jay Mann

Connie Brand

In Memoriam:

Christine Haff-Paluck

Margaret Mann

Julie Quayle

Earl Warnke

Community Outreach Programs

The Musical Art Series of Port Clinton wishes to thank the Ottawa County Community Foundation whose generosity allowed us to bring concerts to senior centers in Ottawa County as well as additional school concerts during our concert season.

Residents of Otterbein North Shore, Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba, Edgewood Manor, Ottawa Riverview Health Care Center, Elmore and the Genoa Retirement Villages were energized and uplifted by  programs featuring Steve Ball’s music of the Civil War, the Terra Jazz Band, or the Terra Brass Choir.

Immaculate Conception and St Boniface schools enjoyed productions of Romeo and Juliet by Toledo Opera on Wheels. 

Grant monies from the Ottawa County Community Foundation provide yearly concerts at area schools and retirement centers, including: Otterbein North Shore, The Vineyard on Catawba, Edgewood Manor, Oak Harbor Retirement Village, Riverview Nursing Home, Elmore and Genoa Retirement Villages. Musicians for these concerts generally come from the Toledo area and have included string, brass, woodwind, percussion, and jazz groups.

The Opera on Wheels programs  at the Port Clinton Bataan Elementary School are funded with gifts from Kiwanis, Rotary Club, and a private donor. The Port Clinton Middle School concerts are sponsored by the Greater Port Clinton Arts council.

Community programs at area schools are open to faculty members, students, and student immediate family members, free of charge.

Community programs at area retirement centers are open to all members of the community, free of charge.

Musical Arts Series Senior and School Concerts

Some of our Community Outreach Performers

Steve Ball, The Toledo Opera on Wheels, and the Terra Community College Jazz Band

Toledo Opera on Wheels presented Romeo and Juliet at the Immaculate Conception School, Port Clinton, OH

Steve Ball performed at:

Genoa Retirement Village Assisted Living Center – Genoa, OH

Elmore Retirement Village – Elmore, OH

Edgewood Manor – Port Clinton, OH

Otterbein North Shore – Lakeside/Marblehead, OH

The Terra Community College Brass Choir performed at:

The Ottawa Riverview Healthcare Campus – Oak Harbor, OH

Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba Island – Port Clinton, OH

The Toledo Opera on Wheels performed Romeo and Juliet at the St. Boniface Catholic School – Oak Harbor, OH