Recent Grants

Opera: FY 2011 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence
December 9-10, 2010

Patricia Beggs
General Director and CEO
Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati, OH

J. Michael Ching
Composer and Conductor
Ames, IA

Brian Dickie
General Director
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago, IL

Debra Evans (Layperson)
Community Volunteer
McLean, VA

Gregory Marks
Vocalist
Major Gifts Development Associate
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Pelham G. Pearce, Jr.
General/Artistic Director
Central City Opera House Association
Lakewood, CO

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
June 21-22, 2010

Harolyn Blackwell
Soprano
New York, NY

Susan Carlyle (Layperson)
Retired Anesthesiologist
Arts Patron
Houston, TX

Susan Danis
Executive Director
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota, FL

Marta Istomin
Cellist, Arts Administrator
Washington, DC

Deborah Sandler
Arts Consultant
Louisville, KY

Bright Sheng
Composer, Conductor, Pianist
Leonard Bernstein Distinguished Professor
University of Michigan
Saline, MI

Kevin Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Minnesota Opera
St. Paul, MN

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
June 23, 2010

Susan Carlyle (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Houston, TX

Daron Hagen
Composer
New York, NY

Marta Istomin
Cellist, Arts Administrator
Washington, DC

Herman Lovato (Layperson)
Bureau Chief
Information Technology Division/Application Support
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Santa Fe, NM

Everett McCorvey
Tenor
Professor of Voice and Director of Opera
Schmidt Vocal Arts Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Nicholas Muni
Stage Director, Lexica Productions, Inc.
Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Associate
Professor, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
June 23, 2010

Marta Istomin
Cellist; Arts Administrator
Washington, DC

Herman Lovato (Layperson)
Bureau Chief
Information Technology Division/Application Support
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Santa Fe, NM

Everett McCorvey
Tenor
Professor of Voice and Director of Opera
Schmidt Vocal Arts Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Nicholas Muni
Stage Director, Lexica Productions, Inc.
Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Associate
Professor, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH