Recent Grants

Music: FY 2008 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A1
July 16-18, 2007

Robert Birman
Percussionist, Executive Director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
San Francisco, CA

Gary Good
Consultant
Gary Good Consulting
Miami, FL

Craig Hella Johnson
Composer, Arranger
Founder and Artistic Director
Conspirare
Austin, TX

Jennifer Koh
Violinist
New York, NY

Jeffrey Mumford
Composer
Oberlin, OH

Ari Solotoff
Executive Director
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland, ME

Jeannette Sorrell
Conductor, harpsichordist
Music Director
Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque
Orchestra
Cleveland Heights, OH

John Young (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Grosse Point Shores, MI

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2
July 18, 2007

Robert Birman
Percussionist, Executive Director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey Mumford
Composer
Oberlin, OH

Ari Solotoff
Executive Director
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland, ME

Jeannette Sorrell
Conductor, harpsichordist
Music Director
Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Cleveland Heights, OH

John Young (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Grosse Point Shores, MI

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
July 31-August 3, 2007

Geri Allen
Jazz Pianist
Associate Professor of Jazz Piano &
Improvisation
University of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Karen Deschere
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee, WI

Marian Grawemeyer James
Arts Patron, Retired Teacher
Austin, TX

Anna Kuwabara
Executive Vice President
Longy School of Music
Watertown, MA

Paul Meecham
President and CEO
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Pikesville, MD

Francisco J. Núñez
Composer, Conductor
Founder and Artistic Director
Young People’s Chorus
Winsted, CT

Mary Jo Papich
Fine Arts Administrative Department Chair
Highland Park High School
Township School District 113
Highland Park, IL

Mary Ann Pulk
Managing Director, VocalEssence
Oboist, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN

Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Composer
University Professor and Director
Musica Nova Ensemble
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
August 3, 2007

Geri Allen
Jazz Pianist
Associate Professor of Jazz Piano &
Improvisation
University of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Karen Deschere
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee, WI

Marian Grawemeyer James
Arts Patron, Retired Teacher
Austin, TX

Anna Kuwabara
Executive Vice President
Longy School of Music
Watertown, MA

Francisco J. Núñez
Composer, Conductor
Founder and Artistic Director
Young People’s Chorus
Winsted, CT

Mary Jo Papich
Fine Arts Administrative Department Chair
Highland Park High School
Township School District 113
Highland Park, IL

Mary Ann Pulk
Managing Director, VocalEssence
Oboist, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN

Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Composer
University Professor and Director
Musica Nova Ensemble
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B3
August 3, 2007

Geri Allen
Jazz Pianist
Associate Professor of Jazz Piano &
Improvisation
University of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Karen Deschere
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee, WI

Marian Grawemeyer James
Arts Patron, Retired Teacher
Austin, TX

Mary Jo Papich
Fine Arts Administrative Department Chair
Highland Park High School
Township School District 113
Highland Park, IL

Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Composer
University Professor and Director
Musica Nova Ensemble
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B4
August 3, 2007

Karen Deschere
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee, WI

Marian Grawemeyer James
Arts Patron, Retired Teacher
Austin, TX

Mary Jo Papich
Fine Arts Administrative Department Chair
Highland Park High School
Township School District 113
Highland Park, IL

Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Composer
University Professor and Director
Musica Nova Ensemble
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A
November 7-9, 2007

Carmen Balthrop-Delaney
Singer, Professor of Voice
University of Maryland
Mitchellville, MD

Aaron P. Dworkin
Violinist, Founder & President
The Sphinx Organization
Ann Arbor, MI

Ryan Fleur
President and Chief Executive Officer
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis, TN

Olga Garay
General Manager, Cultural Affairs Department
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Derek E. Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA

Jacqueline Proctor
Deputy Commissioner
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Huntington, WV

Barry Schwartz (Layperson)
President & Founder
Schwartz Public Relations Associates
New York, NY

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B
November 14-16, 2007

Kareem George
Flutist; Director of Audience Development
Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Corona del Mar, CA

Adrian Gnam
Oboist; Music Director and Conductor
Macon Symphony Orchestra
Bolingbroke, GA

Linda Hoeschler (Layperson)
Arts Patron
St. Paul, MN

Jon Jang
Composer
San Francisco, CA

Herbert Koerselman
Trumpeter; Music Consultant
Professor of Music
University of Louisville
Simpsonville, KY

Sharon Litwin
Director of External Affairs
The Louisiana Philharmonic
New Orleans, LA

Dianne Peterson
Executive Director
The Washington Chorus
Reston, VA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
November 16, 2007

Linda Hoeschler (Layperson)
Arts Patron
St. Paul, MN

Jon Jang
Composer
San Francisco, CA

Herbert Koerselman
Trumpeter; Music Consultant
Professor of Music
University of Louisville
Simpsonville, KY

Sharon Litwin
Director of External Affairs
The Louisiana Philharmonic
New Orleans, LA

Dianne Peterson
Executive Director
The Washington Chorus
Reston, VA

Jonathan Swartz
Violinist; Associate Professor of Violin
Arizona State University
Chandler, AZ

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, Panel A1
January 23-24, 2008

Susan Bush
President
Albany Records
Delmar, NY

Helen Haynes
Director of Cultural Affairs
Montgomery County Community College
Philadelphia, PA

Amy Iwano
Executive Director
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Chicago, IL

Martha Mooke
Composer, electric-acoustic violist
Nyack, NY

Marc Neikrug
Pianist
Artistic Director
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe, NM

Christopher Paddack (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Washington, DC

Dallas Tidwell
Clarinetist
Associate Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, Panel A2
January 24, 2008

Helen Haynes
Director of Cultural Affairs
Montgomery County Community College
Philadelphia, PA

Martha Mooke
Composer, electric-acoustic violist
Nyack, NY

Marc Neikrug
Pianist
Artistic Director
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe, NM

Christopher Paddack (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Washington, DC

Dallas Tidwell
Clarinetist
Associate Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, Panel B1
January 25, 2008

John Gilbreath
Executive Director
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle
Seattle, WA

Helen Haynes
Director of Cultural Affairs
Montgomery County Community College
Philadelphia, PA

Kay Logan (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Alexandria, VA

Martha Mooke
Composer, Electro-acoustic Violist
Nyack, NY

Joan Squires
President
Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha, NE

Dallas Tidwell
Clarinetist
Associate Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, Panel B2
January 25, 2008

Helen Haynes
Director of Cultural Affairs
Montgomery County Community College
Philadelphia, PA

Kay Logan (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Alexandria, VA

Martha Mooke
Composer, Electro-acoustic Violist
Nyack, NY

Joan Squires
President
Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha, NE

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, Panel B3
January 25, 2008

Helen Haynes
Director of Cultural Affairs
Montgomery County Community College
Philadelphia, PA

Kay Logan (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Alexandria, VA

Joan Squires
President
Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha, NE

NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, Panel A
January 29, 2008

Toshiko Akiyoshi
NEA Jazz Master
Pianist, bandleader, composer-arranger
New York, NY

William Barke (Layperson)
CEO Pearson Higher Education Arts & Sciences
Chair, Pearson Canada
Cambridge, MA

Locksley (Slide) Hampton
NEA Jazz Master
Composer-arranger, trombonist, educator
East Orange, NJ

Ramsey Lewis
NEA Jazz Master
Pianist, radio and television host
Chicago, IL

Nancy Wilson
NEA Jazz Master
Vocalist, radio and television host
Pioneertown, CA

NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, Panel B
A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy
January 29, 2008

Toshiko Akiyoshi
NEA Jazz Master
Pianist, bandleader, composer-arranger
New York, NY

William Barke (Layperson)
CEO, Pearson Higher Education Arts & Sciences
Chair, Pearson Canada
Cambridge, MA

Michael Cuscuna
Jazz musician
Founder and President
Mosaic Record Label
Stamford, CT

Gunther Schuller
NEA Jazz Master
Composer, writer, educator
Newton Centre, MA

Alfred B. Spellman
Author, poet, critic, and lecturer
Washington, DC

Herb Wong
Jazz journalist, critic, historian and record producer
Artistic Director
Jazz in the Meadow (Atherton, CA)
Menlo Park, CA