Recent Grants

Music: FY 2012 Grants Panelists

NEA Jazz Masters Panel A
January 25, 2011 (teleconference)

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

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

Buddy DeFranco
NEA Jazz Master (2006)
Clarinetist, Educator
Panama City Beach, FL

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

Jason Moran
Jazz Composer and Pianist
New York, NY

Dan Morgenstern
NEA Jazz Master (2007)
Director, Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers University
Newark, NJ

Harriet Sanford (Layperson)
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Education Association Foundation Bethesda, MD

Herbert Wong
Jazz Critic, Journalist, and Historian
Record Producer
Menlo Park, CA

NEA Jazz Masters Panel B
January 25, 2011 (teleconference)

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

Dan Morgenstern
NEA Jazz Master (2007)
Director, Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers University
Newark, NJ

Harriet Sanford (Layperson)
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Education Association Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Herbert Wong
Jazz Critic, Journalist, and Historian
Record Producer
Menlo Park, CA

Art Works, Panel A1
June 27 – 30, 2011

NancyBell Coe
Retired Arts Administrator
Santa Barbara, CA

Lauren Deutsch
Executive Director
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Patrick Gardner
Director, Riverside Choral Society
Director of Choral Activities
Rutgers University
North Brunswick, NJ

John Kennedy
Composer
Conductor, Spoleto Festival USA
Artistic Director, Santa Fe New Music
Albuquerque, NM

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

Anna Kuwabara
Assistant Director
MBA Career & Professional Development Harvard Business School
Watertown, MA

Dorothy Mann (Layperson)
Independent Consultant
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Abhijit ("Ab") Sengupta
Violist
Artistic Director and CEO
Fontana Chamber Arts
Kalamazoo, MI

Tsung Yeh
Music Director
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Granger, IN

Art Works, Panel A2
June 30, 2011

Lauren Deutsch
Executive Director
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Patrick Gardner
Director, Riverside Choral Society
Director of Choral Activities
Rutgers University
North Brunswick, NJ

John Kennedy
Composer
Conductor, Spoleto Festival USA
Artistic Director, Santa Fe New Music
Albuquerque, NM

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

Anna Kuwabara
Assistant Director
MBA Career & Professional Development Harvard Business School
Watertown, MA

Dorothy Mann (Layperson)
Independent Consultant
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Abhijit ("Ab") Sengupta
Violist
Artistic Director and CEO
Fontana Chamber Arts
Kalamazoo, MI

Tsung Yeh
Music Director
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Granger, IN

Art Works, Panel B1
July 26 –29, 2011

John Alexander
Artistic Director
Pacific Chorale
Laguna Beach, CA

Gene Dobbs Bradford
Executive Director
Jazz St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Makiko H. Freeman
Artistic Administrator
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association
Haddonfield, NJ

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

Rosa Lamoreaux
Soprano
Washington, DC

Laura Elise Schwendinger
Composer/Professor of Composition, School of Music
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Sylvia Turner (Layperson)
Legal Assistant
Otlewski & Maloney, P.C.
Rochester Hills, MI

Roland Valliere
President and Chief Creative Officer
Columbus Symphony
Columbus, OH

Art Works, Panel B2
July 29, 2011

John Alexander
Artistic Director
Pacific Chorale
Laguna Beach, CA

Gene Dobbs Bradford
Executive Director
Jazz St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Makiko H. Freeman
Artistic Administrator
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association
Haddonfield, NJ

Rosa Lamoreaux
Soprano
Washington, DC

Laura Elise Schwendinger
Composer/Professor of Composition, School of Music
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Sylvia Turner (Layperson)
Legal Assistant
Otlewski & Maloney, P.C.
Rochester Hills, MI

Roland Valliere
President and Chief Creative Officer
Columbus Symphony
Columbus, OH

Art Works II, Panel A1 November 1-3, 2011

Katherine Akos
Violinist
Fundraising and Management Consultant
Katherine Akos Consulting
San Francisco, CA

Greg Carroll
Jazz Musician
Chief Executive Officer
American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, MO

Rob Gibson
Executive and Artistic Director
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA

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

Diana Saez
Founder and Artistic Director
Coral Cantigas
Rockville, MD

David Stock
Composer/Conductor
Professor Emeritus
Duquesne University\
Pittsburgh, PA

Alan Valentine
President and CEO
Nashville Symphony
Franklin, TN

Clyde Wu (Layperson)
Retired Cardiopulmonary Specialist/Educator/
Arts Patron
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Art Works II, Panel A2 November 3, 2011

Katherine Akos
Violinist
Fundraising and Management Consultant
Katherine Akos Consulting
San Francisco, CA

Rob Gibson
Executive and Artistic Director
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA

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

Diana Saez
Founder and Artistic Director
Coral Cantigas
Rockville, MD

David Stock
Composer/Conductor
Professor Emeritus
Duquesne University\
Pittsburgh, PA

Alan Valentine
President and CEO
Nashville Symphony
Franklin, TN

Clyde Wu (Layperson)
Retired Cardiopulmonary Specialist/Educator/
Arts Patron
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Art Works II, Panel B1 November 15-18, 2011

Bill Anschell
Pianist/Composer
Shoreline, WA

Bob Blumenthal
Author/Journalist
Critic-in-Residence
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Auburndale, MA

Tina Chancey
Director, Musician
HESPERUS
Arlington, VA

Olga Garay
Executive Director, Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Kareem George
Managing Director of Community Programs
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Franklin, MI

Laura Gilbert
Flutist
Monadnock Music
New York, NY

Adrian Gnam
Director, Georgia Southern Symphony
Assistant Professor of Conducting, Oboe
Georgia Southern University
Macon, GA

Amy Iwano
Executive Director
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Chicago, IL

Alberto Ráfols (Layperson)
Retired Arts Administrator
Arts Patron
Portland, OR

Art Works II, Panel B2 November 18, 2011

Bill Anschell
Pianist/Composer
Shoreline, WA

Bob Blumenthal
Author/Journalist
Critic-in-Residence
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Auburndale, MA

Tina Chancey
Director, Musician
HESPERUS
Arlington, VA

Olga Garay
Executive Director, Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Laura Gilbert
Flutist
Monadnock Music
New York, NY

Adrian Gnam
Director, Georgia Southern Symphony
Assistant Professor of Conducting, Oboe
Georgia Southern University
Macon, GA

Amy Iwano
Executive Director
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Chicago, IL

Alberto Ráfols (Layperson)
Retired Arts Administrator
Arts Patron
Portland, OR