Recent Grants

Music: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships
April 7, 2015

Bill Anschell
Pianist and Composer
Shoreline, WA

Darlene Chan
Festival West, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA

Richard Davis
2014 NEA Jazz Master
Professor of Bass
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Vijay Iyer
Pianist, Composer, and Educator
New York, NY

Jason Koransky (Layperson)
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP
Oak Park, IL

Erica von Kleist
Flautist, Saxophonist, Composer, and Educator
Northwest Artist Syndicate
Whitefish, MT

Art Works I - Panel A
July 14, 2015

Daniel Afonso Jr.
Professor, Director of Choral and Vocal Studies
California State University, Stanislaus
Modesto, CA

Erin Freeman
Artistic Director, Richmond Symphony Chorus,
Director, Wintergreen Performing Arts
Director of Choral Activities, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Joel Friedman
Visiting Associate Professor
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Murray Horwitz
Director of Special Projects
Washington Performing Arts
Chevy Chase, MD

Frank Stubbs (Layperson)
Community Volunteer
Minneapolis, MN

Lisa Wong
Associate Professor of Music
The College of Wooster
Assistant Director of Choruses
The Cleveland Orchestra
Wooster, OH

Art Works I - Panel B
July 14, 2015

Sonia De Leon de Vega
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA

Christina Littlejohn
Executive Director
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Little Rock, AR

Anthony Padilla
Associate Professor of Music, Conservatory of Music
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI

Alberto Rafols (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Portland, OR

Benjamin Roe
Executive Director
Heifetz International Music Institute
Staunton, VA

Damien Sneed
Professional Musician, Conductor, Composer, Professor
Cambria Heights, NY

Art Works I - Panel C
July 16, 2015

Carmen Balthrop
Professor of Voice, School of Music
University of Maryland, College Park
Bowie, MD

Cary John Franklin
Conductor, Composer
Music Director
Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
Edina, MN

Roy Guenther
Prof. Emeritus of Music/Executive Associate Dean Emeritus
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
George Washington University
Vienna, VA

Anna Kuwabara
Vice President for Orchestra Operations & Facilities
St. Louis Symphony
St. Louis, MO

David Styers (Layperson)  
Manager of Program & Business Development
Presidio Institute
Oakland, CA

Brad Wells
Director of Vocal Music, Williams College
Artistic Director, Roomful of Teeth
Williamstown, MA

Art Works I - Panel D
July 16, 2015

Charles Angelo (Layperson)
Arlington, VA

Jamie Broumas
Director, Classical and New Music Programs
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

Grant Gershon
Artistic Director
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles, CA

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
Conductor, Pianist, Composer
Co-Founder, Conductor, and Artistic Director
New Orchestra of Washington
North Bethesda, MD

Jonathan Bailey Holland
Professor of Composition
Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory
Arlington, MA

Melissa Smey
Executive Director, Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre
Columbia University
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works I - Panel E
July 21, 2015

Gregory Carroll
Performing Artist, Recording Artist, Education Consultant, Clinician
Chief Executive Officer
American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, MO

Jean Cook
Musician, Producer
Director of Programs
Future of Music Coalition
Brooklyn, NY

Ryan Harris
Program Director
Oxford American Literary Project
Little Rock, AR

Tim Heimerle (Layperson)  
Development Manager
Northwest Kidney Centers
Lake Forest Park, WA

Diana V. Saez
Founder, Artistic Director
Coral Cantigas
Rockville, MD

Kevin Struthers
Director, Jazz Programming
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Shepherdstown, WV

Music Art Works II – Panel A
November 10, 2015

Michael Buckley (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Falls Church, VA

Michael “Miguel” Felipe
Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
The University of Hawai’i, Mānoa
Honolulu, HI

Jeri Lynne Johnson
Founder, Music Director
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Bryn Mawr, PA

John Kennedy
Resident Conductor, Director of Orchestral Activities
Spoleto Festival USA
Berkeley, CA

Susan Miville
Director of Education
Austin Symphony
Austin, TX

Stanley Romanstein  
Teacher, Singer, Conductor, Arts Administrator
Former CEO
Atlanta Symphony
Atlanta, GA

Art Works II – Panel B
November 10, 2015

Grace Cho
Executive Director
New Orchestra of Washington
Long Island City, NY

Donald J. Nally
Conductor, Professor, Chorus Master
Director of Choral Organizations
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Kayoko Dan Temple
Music Director and Conductor
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera
Chattanooga, TN

Brian S. Newhouse
Managing Director, Classical Programming
American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN

Paul T. Tucker (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Wheeling, WV

Art Works II – Panel C
November 18, 2015

Helen E. Haynes
Chief Cultural Officer
The City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Amy Iwano
Executive Director
University of Chicago Presents
Chicago, IL

Michael W. McCarthy (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Excelsior, MN

Abhijit (Ab) Sengupta
General Manager
Da Camera of Houston
Houston, TX

David (Anthony) Trecek-King
President and Artistic Director
Boston Children’s Chorus
Hingham, MA

Art Works II – Panel D
November 18, 2015

Joe Alterman
New York, NY

Patricia K. Bonn (Layperson)
Bedford, PA

Gene Dobbs Bradford
President & CEO
Jazz St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Christy L. Farnbauch
Director of Innovation & Engagement
Ohio Arts Council
Hilliard, OH

Socrates J. Garcia
Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Music Technology
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

Christian Winther
Saxophonist, Composer, Band Leader, Producer
New Orleans, LA