Recent Grants

Music: FY 2010 Grants Panelists

2011 NEA Jazz Masters Panel A
January 27, 2010 (via teleconference)

David Baker
NEA Jazz Master (2000)
Distinguished Professor of Music
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Paquito D’Rivera
NEA Jazz Master (2005)
Clarinetist
North Bergen, NJ

Ramsey Lewis
NEA Jazz Master (2007)
Pianist, Radio & Television Host
Chicago, IL

George Price (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Brigadier General
United States Army
Columbia, MD

Maria Schneider
Pianist, Composer, and Bandleader
New York, NY

Gunther Schuller
NEA Jazz Master (2008)
Composer, Educator, Writer
Newton Centre, MA

Nancy Wilson
NEA Jazz Master (2004)
Vocalist, Radio & Television Host
Pioneertown, CA

2011 NEA Jazz Masters Panel B
A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy
January 27, 2010 (via teleconference)

Toshiko Akiyoshi
NEA Jazz Master (2007)
Pianist, Bandleader
New York, NY

John Levy
NEA Jazz Master (2006)
Manager, Bassist
Altadena, CA

Dan Morgenstern
NEA Jazz Master (2007)
Jazz Historian, Archivist, Author, Editor, Educator
Jersey City, NJ

George Price (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Brigadier General
United States Army
Columbia, MD

Gunther Schuller
NEA Jazz Master (2008)
Composer, Educator, Writer
Newton Centre, MA

A.B. Spellman
Author, Poet, Critic, Lecturer
Former NEA Deputy Chairman
Washington, DC

Sherrie Tucker
Associate Professor in American Studies
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A1
July 7-9, 2009

Robert Birman
Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Orchestra
Prospect, KY

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

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

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

Nancy Mims
Management Consultant
Deliberate Whispers
Oakland, CA

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

Lawrence Leighton Smith
Music Director
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Sunriver Music Festival
Colorado Springs, CO

Joan Squires
President
Omaha Performing Arts (
Omaha, NE

Lawrence Tamburri
President and CEO
Pittsburgh Symphony
Pittsburgh, PA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2
July 9, 2009

Robert Birman
Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Orchestra
Prospect, KY

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

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

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

Nancy Mims
Management Consultant
Deliberate Whispers
Oakland, CA

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

Lawrence Leighton Smith
Music Director
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Sunriver Music Festival
Colorado Springs, CO

Joan Squires
President
Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha, NE

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
July 14-15, 2009

Chen Yi
Composer; Distinguished Professor
Conservatory of the University of Missouri-
Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Terry Knowles
Executive Director
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Pasadena, CA

Jennifer Koh
Violinist
New York, NY

James Palermo
President and CEO
Colorado Symphony Association
Denver, CO

Anne Parsons
President and Executive Director
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Grosse Point Farms, MI

Clarence Reynolds (Layperson)
Communications Coordinator
AID Atlanta, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Jeannette Sorrell
Harpsichordist; Music Director
Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Cleveland Heights, OH

Alan Valentine
President and CEO
Nashville Symphony
Franklin, TN

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C
July 16-17, 2009

Martin Ashby
Guitarist
Executive Producer
MCG Jazz
Pittsburgh, PA

William Barke (Layperson)
Chief Executive Officer
Pearson Higher Education Arts & Sciences Group
Cambridge, MA

Wendy Chen
Pianist
Chandler, AZ

Amy Iwano
Executive Director
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Chicago, IL

Jon Jang
Pianist and Composer
San Francisco, CA

Sharon Litwin
Senior Vice President for External Affairs
Louisiana Philharmonic
New Orleans, LA

Charles Owen
Composer
Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Helen Sung
Pianist
New York, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel D
July 30-31, 2009

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

Lynda Dorman (Layperson)
Founder and President
The Dorman Group LLC
Silver Spring, MD

Ellis Finger
Director, Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Lee Koonce
Executive Director
Third Street Music School Settlement
New York, NY

Joan Lounsbery
Arts Consultant
Santa Rosa, CA

Mary Ann Pulk
Managing Director
VocalEssence
Minneapolis, MN

Robert Xavier Rodríguiz
Composer
University Professor of Music
University of Texas
Richardson, TX

Edgie Wallace
Vocalist
International Flight Leader
Delta Air Lines
Atlanta, GA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2A1
October 26-28, 2009

Carole Birkhead (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Louisville, KY

Roland Carter
Composer, conductor, pianist
Professor of American Music
Cadek Department of Music
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

Cynthia Hinojosa   
Director of Community Engagement
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, TX

James Jordan
Senior Conductor, Westminster Choir
   College
Rider University
Yardley, PA

Curtis Long   
Executive Director
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, AL

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

Francisco J. Núñez
Composer, Conductor

Founder and Artistic Director
Young People’s Chorus of New York City 
Winsted, CT

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

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2A2
October 28, 2009

Carole Birkhead (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Louisville, KY

Roland Carter
Composer, conductor, pianist
Professor of American Music
Cadek Department of Music
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

James Jordan
Senior Conductor, Westminster Choir
   College
Rider University
Yardley, PA

Curtis Long   
Executive Director
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, AL

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

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

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

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2B1
November 9-10, 2009

Willie Hill
Director of the Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, MA

Conway Jones, Jr. (Layperson)
Arts Patron; Co-Owner
Palmer Group International
Oakland, CA

Jimmy Owens
Trumpeter, Arranger, and Consultant
New York, NY

Mary Jo Papich
Producer, Focus on the Arts Festival
Highland Park High School
Highland Park, IL

Molly Sheridan
Managing Editor, NewMusicBox.org
Director, CounterstreamRadio.org
American Music Center
Baltimore, MD

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

Paul Winberg
Executive Director
Eugene Symphony
Eugene, OR

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2A1
October 26-28, 2009

Carole Birkhead (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Louisville, KY

Roland Carter
Composer, conductor, pianist
Professor of American Music
Cadek Department of Music
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

Cynthia Hinojosa
Director of Community Engagement
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, TX

James Jordan
Senior Conductor, Westminster Choir
College
Rider University
Yardley, PA

Curtis Long
Executive Director
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, AL

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

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

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

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2A2
October 28, 2009

Carole Birkhead (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Louisville, KY

Roland Carter
Composer, conductor, pianist
Professor of American Music
Cadek Department of Music
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

James Jordan
Senior Conductor, Westminster Choir
College
Rider University
Yardley, PA

Curtis Long
Executive Director
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, AL

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

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

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

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2B1
November 9-10, 2009

Willie Hill
Director of the Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, MA

Conway Jones, Jr. (Layperson)
Arts Patron; Co-Owner
Palmer Group International
Oakland, CA

Jimmy Owens
Trumpeter, Arranger, and Consultant
New York, NY

Mary Jo Papich
Producer, Focus on the Arts Festival
Highland Park High School
Highland Park, IL

Molly Sheridan
Managing Editor, NewMusicBox.org
Director, CounterstreamRadio.org
American Music Center
Baltimore, MD

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

Paul Winberg
Executive Director
Eugene Symphony
Eugene, OR

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2B2
November 10, 2009

Willie Hill
Director of the Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, MA

Conway Jones, Jr. (Layperson)
Arts Patron; Co-Owner
Palmer Group International
Oakland, CA

Jimmy Owens
Trumpeter, Arranger, and Consultant
New York, NY

Mary Jo Papich
Producer, Focus on the Arts Festival
Highland Park High School
Highland Park, IL

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

Paul Winberg
Executive Director
Eugene Symphony
Eugene, OR

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2C1
November 18-20, 2009

Christine Bullin
President and General Manager
Chanticleer
San Francisco, CA

Susan Bush
President
Albany Records
Block Island, RI

Gregory Davis
General Manager
WRR Classical 101.1FM
Dallas, TX

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

Steven Monder
Arts Patron, Retired Arts Administrator
Cincinnati, OH

Sofia Ochoa
Arts Consultant, Former Orchestra
Administrator
Miami, FL

Michael A. Smith (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Music Administrator
Boulder, CO

Albert (Nick) Webster
Arts Consultant, Former Orchestra Administrator
New York, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2C2
November 20, 2009

Christine Bullin
President and General Manager
Chanticleer
San Francisco, CA

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

Steven Monder
Arts Patron, Retired Arts Administrator
Cincinnati, OH

Sofia Ochoa
Arts Consultant, Former Orchestra
Administrator
Miami, FL

Michael A. Smith (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Music Administrator
Boulder, CO

Albert (Nick) Webster
Arts Consultant, Former Orchestra Administrator
New York, NY

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music Panel A1
January 20-21, 2010

Christopher Brubeck
Composer, Performer
Wilton, CT

Adam Fong
Composer, Performer, Producer
Associate Director
Other Minds
San Francisco, CA

Victor Kendall
Director of Philanthropy and Major Gifts
KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
Houston, TX

Lydia Kontos
Executive Director
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center
Sussex, NJ

Martha Mooke
Composer, Electro-Acoustic Violist
Founder
Scorchio Quartet
Nyack, NY

Jeffrey Mumford
Composer
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Lorain County Community College
Oberlin, OH

Jon Reiger (Layperson)
Professor of Sociology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Paul Taub
Flutist
Executive Director, Seattle Chamber Players
Professor, Cornish College
Seattle, WA

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music Panel A2
January 21, 2010

Adam Fong
Composer, Performer, Producer
Associate Director
Other Minds
San Francisco, CA

Victor Kendall
Director of Philanthropy and Major Gifts
KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
Houston, TX

Lydia Kontos
Executive Director
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center
Sussex, NJ

Jeffrey Mumford
Composer
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Lorain County Community College
Oberlin, OH

Jon Reiger (Layperson)
Professor of Sociology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Paul Taub
Flutist
Executive Director, Seattle Chamber Players
Professor, Cornish College
Seattle, WA