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Opera: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
July 7-8, 2008

Susan Danis
Executive Director
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota, FL

David Devan
Managing Director
Opera Company of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Christopher Hahn
Artistic Director
Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh, PA

Dennis Hanthorn
General Director
Atlanta Opera
Roswell, GA

Robert Jones
President and CEO
Opera Pacific
Irvine, CA

Mado Lie (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Patricia Miller
Mezzo-soprano
Director of Vocal Studies
George Mason University
Falls Church, VA

David Roth
General Director
Kentucky Opera
Louisville, KY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
July 9-10, 2008

Linda Jackson
Managing Director
Connecticut Opera
Windsor, CT

Leland Kimball
Tenor
General and Artistic Director
OperaDelaware
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Kleinknecht
Executive Director
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Associate Professor of Music
Mount Mercy College
Coralville, IA

Mado Lie (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Nicholas Ivor Martin
Author
Director of Operations
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Deborah Sandler
Arts Consultant
Louisville, KY

Christina Scheppelmann
Director of Artistic Operations
Washington National Opera
Annandale, VA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
July 10, 2008

Leland Kimball
Tenor
General and Artistic Director
OperaDelaware
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Kleinknecht
Executive Director
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Associate Professor of Music
Mount Mercy College
Coralville, IA

Nicholas Ivor Martin
Author
Director of Operations
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Christopher Paddack (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Washington, DC

Deborah Sandler
Arts Consultant
Louisville, KY

NEA Opera Honors, Panel A
February 5, 2009 (teleconference, 2:00 p.m. EST)

Carman Balthrop
Singer; Professor of Music
University of Maryland
Mitchellville, MD

Sarah Billinghurst
Assistant Manager: Artistic
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY

Carlisle Floyd
2008 NEA Opera Honoree
Composer
Tallahassee, FL

Richard Gaddes
2008 NEA Opera Honoree
Former General Director
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM

Rodney Hood (Layperson)
Vice Chairman
National Credit Union Association
Washington, DC

Plato Karayanis
Arts Consultant
Dallas, TX

William Mason
General Director
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL

NEA Opera Honors, Panel B
February 9, 2009 (teleconference, 2:00 p.m. EST)

Henry Akina
General and Artistic Director
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Kailua, HI

Harolyn Blackwell
Soprano
New York, NY

Carlisle Floyd
NEA Opera Honoree
Composer
Tallahassee, FL

Speight Jenkins
General Director
Seattle Opera
Seattle, WA

Mado Lie (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Gross Pointe Park, MI

Mark Swed
Chief Classical Music Critic
Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica, CA

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

Henry Akina
General and Artistic Director
Hawaii Opera Theater
Honolulu, HI

Carmen Balthrop
Singer
Professor of Voice, School of Music
University of Maryland
Mitchellville, MD

Susan Carlyle (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Houston, TX

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

Janice Del Sesto
Retired Opera General Director
Boston, MA

Rodney Hood (Layperson)
Vice Chairman
National Credit Union Administration
Washington, DC

Speight Jenkins
General Director
Seattle Opera
Seattle, WA

Diane Wondisford
Producing Director
Music-Theatre Group
New York, NY