Recent Grants

Music: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

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

David Dzubay
Composer; Professor of Music
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN

Anne Ewers
President and CEO
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Harry Herren (Layperson)
Attorney, Partner
Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, LLP
Louisville, KY

Joseph Truskot
Executive Director
Monterey Symphony
Salinas, CA

Earl Tucker
Director, Trinity Concerts Series
Trinity Church Wall Street
New York, NY

David Wax
Arts Consultant
Providence, RI

Judith Willoughby
Artistic Director
Canterbury Academy of Vocal Arts
Professor of Music, Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2
July 16, 2008

David Dzubay
Composer; Professor of Music
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN

Harry Herren (Layperson)
Attorney, Partner
Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, LLP
Louisville, KY

Joseph Truskot
Executive Director
Monterey Symphony
Salinas, CA

David Wax
Arts Consultant
Providence, RI

Judith Willoughby
Artistic Director
Canterbury Academy of Vocal Arts
Professor of Music, Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
July 17, 2008

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

Marty Ashby
Executive Producer
MCG Jazz
Pittsburgh, PA

Lynda Dorman (Layperson)
Executive Director and Vice President
BET Foundation
Silver Spring, MD

John Gilbreath
Executive Director
Earshot Jazz
Seattle, WA

Earl Tucker
Director, Trinity Concerts Series
Trinity Church Wall Street
New York, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C1
July 29-31, 2008

Mary Lou Aleskie
Executive Director
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
New Haven, CT

Brent Assink
Executive Director
San Francisco Symphony
Walnut Creek, CA

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

Rosa Lamoreaux
Soprano
Washington, DC

Vickie Newton (Layperson)
Anchor/Reporter, News 4 St. Louis
KMOV-TV
Saint Louis, MO

Ari Solotoff
Executive Director
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland, ME

Rosalyn Story
Violinist
Fort Worth Symphony
Dallas, TX

Albert (Nick) Webster
Arts Consultant
New York, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C2
July 31, 2008

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

Rosa Lamoreaux
Soprano
Washington, DC

Vickie Newton (Layperson)
Anchor/Reporter, News 4 St. Louis
KMOV-TV
Saint Louis, MO

Ari Solotoff
Executive Director
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland, ME

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C3
July 31, 2008

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

Vickie Newton (Layperson)
Anchor/Reporter, News 4 St. Louis
KMOV-TV
Saint Louis, MO

Ari Solotoff
Executive Director
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland, ME

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
November 12-14, 2008

H. Leslie Adams
Composer and Performer
Cleveland, OH

John Alexander
Choral and Artistic Director
Pacific Chorale
Laguna Beach, CA

Frank Byrne
Executive Director
Kansas City Symphony
Overland Park, KS

Laura Gilbert
Chamber Musician
Associate Music Director
Monadnock Music
New York, NY

Alexine Clement Jackson (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Potomac, MD

James Palermo
Artistic and General Director
Grant Park Music Festival
Chicago, IL

Karen Thomas
Composer
Artistic Director and Conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
Seattle, WA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
November 18-20, 2008

Charles Amirkhanian
Composer
Executive and Artistic Director
Other Minds
El Cerrito, CA

Joan Briccetti
Consultant
Arts & Non-Profit Management
St. Louis, MO

H. David Caffey
Composer, Professor of Music
Director, School of Music
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

France Graage (Layperson)
Arts Patron/Community Volunteer
Sperryville, VA

Emil Kang
Violinist
Executive Director for the Arts
Carolina Performing Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Sophia Ochoa
President and Executive Director
Miami Symphony Orchestra
Miami, FL

Peter Rutenberg
Composer, Radio and Record Producer
Music Director
Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella
Los Angeles, CA

Catherine Weiskel
Executive Director
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Cambridge, MA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C1
November 21, 2008

Charles Amirkhanian
Composer
Executive and Artistic Director
Other Minds
El Cerrito, CA

Joan Briccetti
Consultant
Arts & Non-Profit Management
St. Louis, MO

H. David Caffey
Composer, Professor of Music
Director, School of Music
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

Emil Kang
Violinist
Executive Director for the Arts
Carolina Performing Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Jason Moran
Jazz Composer and Pianist
New York, NY

Sophia Ochoa
President and Executive Director
Miami Symphony Orchestra
Miami, FL

Harriet Sanford (Layperson)
President and CEO
The NEA Foundation for the Improvement
      of Education
Bethesda, MD

Access to Artistic Excellence , Panel C2
November 21, 2008

Charles Amirkhanian
Composer
Executive and Artistic Director
Other Minds
El Cerrito, CA

Joan Briccetti
Consultant
Arts & Non-Profit Management
St. Louis, MO

H. David Caffey
Composer, Professor of Music
Director, School of Music
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

Jason Moran
Jazz Composer and Pianist
New York, NY

Sophia Ochoa
President and Executive Director
Miami Symphony Orchestra
Miami, FL

Harriet Sanford (Layperson)
President and CEO
The NEA Foundation for the Improvement
      of Education
Bethesda, MD

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, Panel A
February 2-3, 2009

Susan Bush
President
Albany Records
Block Island, RI

Wendy Chen
Concert Pianist
Chandler, AZ

Cary John Franklin
Composer, conductor, and educator
Assistant Professor of Music
Macalester College
Minneapolis, MN

Paul Horsley
Writer, editor, musician
Performing Arts Editor
The Independent
Kansas City, MO

Joan Lounsbery
Arts Consultant
Santa Rosa, CA

Paula Parker-Sawyers (Layperson)
Director of Outreach and Partnerships
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and
Unplanned Pregnancy
Silver Spring, MD

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

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A
May 28, 2009

Robert Birman
Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Orchestra
Louisville, KY

Laura Gilbert
Artistic Director
Monadnock Music
Peterborough, NH

Paul Meecham
President and CEO
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Pikesville, MD

Nancy Mims (Layperson)
Management Consultant
Deliberate Whispers
Oakland, CA

Albert (Nick) Webster
Arts Consultant
New York, NY

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B
May 28, 2009

Linda Hoeschler (Layperson)
Consultant
St. Paul, MN

Emil Kang
Executive Director for the Arts
Professor of the Practice of Music
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Jeffrey Mumford
Composer
Oberlin, OH

Michael Smith (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Boulder, CO

Catherine Weiskel
Executive Director
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Cambridge, MA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel C
May 28, 2009

Brent Assink
Executive Director
San Francisco Symphony
Walnut Creek, CA

Susan Bush
President, Albany Records
Classical Music, Inc.
Block Island, RI

Harry Herren (Layperson)
Attorney
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Louisville, KY

Paula Parker-Sawyers
Director of Outreach and Partnerships
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancies
Silver Spring, MD

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Harriet Sanford
President & CEO
The NEA Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Robert C. Jones
President and CEO
Opera Pacific
Irvine, CA

Kevin H. Smith
President and CEO
The Minnesota Opera
St. Paul, MN