Recent Grants

Music: FY 2011 Grants Panelists

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

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 A
November 8 - 10, 2010

Wendy Chen
Pianist
Chandler, AZ

Simon Crookall
President and Chief Executive Officer
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis, IN

Lynne Morrow
Music Director
Pacific Mozart Ensemble
Oakland Symphony Chorus
Rohnert Park, CA

Alberto Ráfols
Pianist, Arts Administrator (retired)
Portland, OR

Pierre Ruhe
Writer, Critic, Journalist
Editor-in-Chief, ArtsCriticATL.com
Music Critic, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution
Atlanta, GA

Afa Sadykhly
Vice-President of Programming & Artistic Director
Sphinx Organization
Ypsilanti, MI

Barry M. Schwartz (Layperson)
President and Founder
Schwartz Public Relations Associates, Inc.
New York, NY

Rosalyn Story
Violinist
Fort Worth Symphony
Dallas, TX

Lawrence Tamburri
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh, PA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
November 30 - December 3, 2010

Sara Donnelly
Jazz Program Officer
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Washington, DC

Fred Ho
Composer, Saxophonist, Band Leader, Writer
Brooklyn, NY

Catherine Maciariello
Arts Consultant
Hiero Resources LLC
Atlanta, IL

Robert Nance
Freelance Performing Artist, Conductor, Composer, Educator
Fort Wayne, IN

Vickie Newton (Layperson)
News Anchor
KMOV-TV
St. Louis, MO

Laurence Tucker
Vice President & Chief Program Officer
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, WI

Catherine Weiskel
Executive Director
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
West Haven, CT

Maurice Wheeler
Associate Professor--Library and Information Sciences
Director, Music Librarianship Program of Study
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
December 3, 2010

Sara Donnelly
Jazz Program Officer
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Washington, DC

Robert Nance
Freelance Performing Artist, Conductor, Composer, Educator
Fort Wayne, IN

Vickie Newton (Layperson)
News Anchor
KMOV-TV
St. Louis, MO

Catherine Weiskel
Executive Director
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
West Haven, CT

Maurice Wheeler
Associate Professor--Library and Information Sciences
Director, Music Librarianship Program of Study
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Access to Artistic Excellence FY 11, Panel A1
July 13-16, 2010

Karen Deschere
President & CEO
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee, WI

Kenneth Fuchs
Composer
Professor of Music Composition
University of Connecticut
Mansfield Center, CT

Harry Herren (Layperson)
Attorney and Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl
Louisville, KY

Jon Jang
Composer and Jazz Pianist
San Francisco, CA

Sara Jobin
Conductor
Richmond, MA

Brenda Nienhouse
Executive Director
Spokane Symphony Orchestra
Fox Theater Spokane
Spokane, WA

James Palermo
President & CEO
Colorado Symphony Association
Denver, CO

William "Omari" Rush
Education Manager
University Musical Society
Ann Arbor, MI

Helen Sung
Jazz Pianist and Composer
Elmhurst, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2
July 16, 2010

Karen Deschere
President & CEO
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee, WI

Harry Herren (Layperson)
Attorney and Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl
Louisville, KY

Jon Jang
Composer and Jazz Pianist
San Francisco, CA

Sara Jobin
Conductor
Richmond, MA

Brenda Nienhouse
Executive Director
Spokane Symphony Orchestra
Fox Theater Spokane
Spokane, WA

James Palermo
President & CEO
Colorado Symphony Association
Denver, CO

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
July 27–July 30, 2010

Molly Barth
Flutist
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Robert Birman
Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Orchestra
Prospect, KY

Paul Friedmann (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Executive Director
Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
Longmeadow, MA

Kareem George
Director of Endowment Support
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Franklin, MI

Stefon Harris
Jazz Vibraphonist, Composer
West Orange, NJ

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

Laura Kaminsky
Composer
Artistic Director
Symphony Space
Bronx, NY

Peter Pastreich
Executive Director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Sausalito, CA

Diana Saez
Founder and Artistic Director
Coral Cantigas
Rockville, MD

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
July 30, 2010

Molly Barth
Flutist
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Robert Birman
Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Orchestra
Prospect, KY

Paul Friedmann (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Executive Director
Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
Longmeadow, MA

Stefon Harris
Jazz Vibraphonist, Composer
West Orange, NJ

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

Peter Pastreich
Executive Director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Sausalito, CA

Diana Saez
Founder and Artistic Director
Coral Cantigas
Rockville, MD

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B3
July 30, 2010

Molly Barth
Flutist
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Robert Birman
Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Orchestra
Prospect, KY

Paul Friedmann (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Executive Director
Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
Longmeadow, MA

Peter Pastreich
Executive Director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Sausalito, CA