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Music: FY 2018 Grant Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 20, 2017

Karen L. Deschere
Executive Director
Wharton Institute for Performing Arts West Orange, NJ

Jonathan Bailey Holland
Chair of Composition, Theory and Music History Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Faculty Chair in Music Composition
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Arlington, MA

Brenda S. Nienhouse
Executive Director
Newport Performing Arts Center
Newport, RI

Alberto P. Rafols (Layperson)
Retired Doctor of Musical Arts, Pianist, Arts Administrator
Portland, OR

William E. Ryan
Professor of Music
Grand Valley State University
Grand Haven, MI

Jeannette A. Sorrell
Artistic Director and Conductor
Apollo's Fire – The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Cleveland Heights, OH

Art Works - Panel B
June 20, 2017

Kayla J. Boettcher
Executive Director
Sitka Summer Music Festival
Sitka, AK

Kareem A. George (Layperson)
Travel Designer, Principal
Culture Traveler, LLC
Franklin, MI

Gary S. Ginstling
Chief Executive Officer
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Carmel, IN

Roy J. Guenther
Professor Emeritus of Music
Executive Associate Dean Emeritus George Washington University
Organist/Choirmaster
Resurrection Lutheran Church (Arlington)
Vienna, VA

Robert M. Istad
Artistic Director, Conductor, Professor
Pacific Chorale; California State University, Fullerton
Long Beach, CA

Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa
President and Artistic Director
The People's Music School
Evanston, IL

Art Works - Panel C
June 22, 2017

Jean Cook
Musician, Producer, Program Associate
Internet Freedom Program at the Ford Foundation
New York, NY

Carla Johnson
Development Consultant
Tidewater Arts Outreach and Cape Henry Collegiate
Norfolk, VA

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Executive Director
Boston Baroque
Milton, MA

Marna R. Seltzer
Director
Princeton University Concerts
Princeton, NJ

David C. Styers (Layperson)
Manager of Programs and Leadership Education Presidio Institute
El Cerrito, CA

Duain Wolfe
Chorus Director and Conductor
Chicago Symphony, Colorado Symphony
Chicago, IL

Art Works - Panel D
June 22, 2017

Krista Bradley
Executive Director
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Silver Spring, MD

Gregory A. Carroll
President/CEO – Arts Performance and Executive
Consultancy
Midnight Blue Jazz, LLC
Kansas City, MO

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

Ted M. Gioia
Author
Plano, TX

Monika G. Herzig
Senior Lecturer – Arts Administration, Jazz Pianist
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Silvio D. Lim (Layperson)
Retired
Silver Spring, MD

Art Works - Panel E
June 28, 2017

Rebecca J. Davis
Concert Pianist/Teacher, Vice Chair
Minnesota State Arts Board
Vergas, MN

Christopher B. Denby (Layperson)
Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer
The Advisory Board Company
Washington, D.C.

Dominick DiOrio
Composer, Conductor
Associate Professor of Music
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN

Asha Srinivasan
Associate Professor of Music
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI

Wang Lu
Composer, Assistant Professor of Music
Brown University
Providence, RI

Edward C. Yim
President
American Composers Orchestra
New York, NY

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships
January 25, 2018

Alisa L. Clancy Program Director
KCSM
San Bruno, CA

Delfeayo Marsalis
2011 NEA Jazz Master
Jazz Trombonist
Record Producer
New Orleans, LA

Danilo E. Pérez
Jazz Pianist
Artistic Director
Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Quincy, MA

Terri E. Pontremoli
Director
Tri-C Jazz Fest Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Adam Powell, III (Layperson)
Director, Washington Programs
University of Southern California
Annenberg Center for Communications Leadership
and Policy
Mclean, VA

Art Works II - Panel A
Nov 13, 2017

Sandra Doan
Director of Artistic Planning
The Cliburn Foundation
Fort Worth, TX

Chase Maggiano
Executive Director
Washington Chorus, Inc.
Washington, DC

Stanley Romanstein
Teacher/Singer/Conductor/Arts Administrator
Atlanta, GA

Kelly Ruggirello
Executive Director
Long Beach Symphony Association
Long Beach, CA

Melissa N Snoza
Faculty
Performing Arts Management, Applied Music
Fifth House Ensemble
Algonquin, IL

Tony Tapia (Layperson)
Principal/Arts Patron
Bridging Worlds Philanthropic Advisors
Denver, CO

Art Works II - Panel B
Nov 13, 2017

Marie-Helene Bernard
President & CEO
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis, MO

Robert A. Birman
Executive Director
Centrum Foundation
Port Townsend, WA

Mike Buckley (Layperson)
Retired/Arts Patron
Falls Church, VA

Mary Ellen Childs
Composer
Minneapolis, MN

Janelle McCoy
Executive Director
Oregon Bach Festival
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Lisa C Wong
Interim Director of Choruses
Musical Arts Association
Wooster, OH

Art Works II - Panel C
Nov 15, 2017

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

Tom Chiu
Violinist/Composer/Founder of Flux Quartet
Brooklyn, NY

Oskar Espina-Ruiz
Assistant Professor
School of Music
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC

Alan Harler (Layperson)
Conductor Laureate
Boyer College of Music
Mendelssohn Club Of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

John W Kennedy
Director of University Orchestra
Music
Spoleto Festival USA
Berkeley, CA

Libby Larsen
Composer
Minneapolis, MN

Art Works II - Panel D
Nov 15, 2017

Patricia K Bonn (Layperson)
Publisher/Arts Patron
Bedford, PA

Omrao Brown
Principal
Shine On Me Productions
Washington, DC

Devra Hall Levy
Writer/Former Artist Manager and Publicist
Altadena, CA

Sarah M Hughes
Adjunct Faculty
McDaniel College
Huntington, MD

Emre Kartari
Adjunct Faculty
Virginia Commonwealth University
Great Falls, VA

Bertram Lehmann
Assistant Professor
Percussion/Ear Training/Liberal Arts
Berklee College of Music, Inc.
Arlington, MA