It is with sad and heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved friend and mentor, Dale Lonis, passed away on March 20, 2022. He lived his life with a rare grace, acceptance, and dignity. He exuded a pure and powerful love for life.
We are all better for having known, learned from, and loved, this pillar of humanity. His incredible legacy will live on, through the lives and teachings of his many students, for whom he had great pride, love, and respect. What an extraordinary man. We have lost a shining star and beacon.
Dale J. Lonis
1954 - 2022
1960 - 2022
We are grief-stricken to say good bye to Jim Sparks, our dear friend and wonderful partner, who tragically lost his life on July 30, 2022. His sudden passing has left us heartbroken.
Jim will be remembered for his warmth, humility, and contagious positivity. His musical leadership was inspirational and every person who had the good fortune to sing and work with him was forever transformed.
We are thankful that he was part of our MMI family and are so appreciative of his life’s work.
Just when you think you can’t…is often exactly when you must.
Walter L. Lonis, 1971
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