Music: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

2018 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship Awards
February 16, 2016

Paquito D’Rivera
NEA Jazz Master (2005)
Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flutist, Composer
North Bergen, NJ

Tom Evered
General Manager
Brentwood, TN

Jason M. Koransky (Layperson)
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hillard & Geraldson LLP
Oak Park, IL

Cécile S. McLorin Salvant
New York, NY

Byron Stripling
Trumpeter, Vocalist, Conductor
Artistic Director,Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Westerville, OH

Art Works - Panel A
June 20, 2016

Krystal Banfield
Dean, Berklee City Music®
Berklee College of Music
Jamaica Plain, MA

Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega
Music Director and Conductor
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA

Kareem George (Layperson)
Culture Traveler, LLC
Franklin, MI

Helen Haynes
Interim Director of Exhibitions and Programs
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Jake Runestad
Composer and Conductor
Minneapolis, MN

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

Art Works - Panel B
June 20, 2016

Jeremy Ganter
Associate Executive Director & Director of Programming
The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Jeff Gershman
Director of Wind Ensembles; Associate Professor of Music
Capital University
Columbus, OH

Yoo-Jin Hong
Director of Programs for Learning and Leadership Development
League of American Orchestras
Chicago, IL

Christina Littlejohn
Executive Director
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Little Rock, AR

Gayle Ober (Layperson)
George Family Foundation
Mendota Heights, MN

Art Works - Panel C
June 22, 2016

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

Debbie Chinn
Executive Director
Carmel Bach Festival
Pebble Beach, CA

Denise Gonzales (Layperson)
Program Director
Con Alma Health Foundation
Santa Fe, NM

David Hayes
Music Director
New York Choral Society
Music Director, Mannes Orchestra
Mannes School of Music
New York, NY

Dinorah Marquez
Director, Latino Arts Strings Program
United Community Center
Milwaukee, WI

Steve Wogaman
Chamber Music Society of Detroit
West Bloomfield, MI

Art Works - Panel D
June 22, 2016

Taylor Ho Bynum  
Performer, Composer, Band Leader
Executive Director
Tri-Centric Foundation
New Haven, CT

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

Darrell Grant
Performing Artist, Composer
Professor of Jazz Studies and Associate Director, School of Music
Portland State University
Portland, OR

John McCormick (Layperson)       
Managing Director
New York, NY

Lori Mechem  
Jazz Pianist, Composer, Educator
Founder, Director of Education and Programs
Nashville Jazz Workshop
Nashville, TN

Sarah Andrew Wilson  
Director of Music Education
Levine Music
Silver Spring, MD

Art Works II  – Panel A
November 7, 2016

Maria L. Bucoy-Calavan
Director of Choral Studies, University of Akron
Conductor, Akron Symphony Chorus
Artistic Director, Summit Choral Society
Akron, OH

Peter Ellefson
Professor of Music, Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Adolphus C. Hailstork
Professor of Music
Old Dominion University
Virginia Beach, VA

Jonathan Bailey Holland
Chair of Composition, Theory and Music History
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Arlington, MA

Elizabeth (Liddy) L. Manson (Layperson)
Independent Consultant
Washington, DC

Melissa N. Snoza
Flutist, Executive Director
Fifth House Ensemble
Algonquin, IL

Art Works II – Panel B
November 7, 2016

Mary A. Deissler
President and CEO
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Charlotte, NC

Joel P. Friedman
Adjunct Faculty – Composition
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

David L. Hamilton
General Director
Fargo-Moorhead Opera
Professor of Voice and Italian
Concordia College
Fargo, ND

David C. Howse
Executive Director
Associate Vice President, Office of the Arts
Emerson College
Milton, MA

Willa B. Perlmutter (Layperson)
Stoel Rives, LLP
Portland, OR

Anthony (Tony) C. Tapia
Bridging Worlds Philanthropic Advisors
Denver, CO

Art Works II – Panel C
November 17, 2016

Charles W. Angelo (Layperson)
Arlington, VA

Shawn Crouch
Composer, Conductor
Assistant Professor of Practice in Composition and Theory
Frost School of Music
University of Miami
Miami Beach, FL

Jeri Lynne Johnson
Founding Artistic Director and Music Director
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Bryn Mawr, PA

Janelle McCoy
Executive Director
Oregon Bach Festival
Eugene, OR

Peter F. McDowell
Managing Director
Eighth Blackbird
Chicago, IL

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

Art Works II – Panel D
November 17, 2016

Helena (Lena) Bloch
Brooklyn, NY

Omrao Brown
Shine On Me Productions
Former Owner
Bohemian Caverns
Washington, DC

Sarah M. Hughes
Freelance Musician, Music Educator
Huntingtown, MD

Philip Tymon (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Guerneville, CA

Erica A. von Kleist
Groovetrail, Inc.
Whitefish, MT

Art Works II - Panel E
December 8, 2016

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

Steven (Steve) A. Ovitsky
Executive Director
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe, NM

George D. Reardon (Layperson)  
Senior Vice President & Real Estate Manager
American Business Bank
South Pasadena, CA

Diana V. Saez
Choral Conductor
Rockville, MD

Eric R. Valliere      
Assistant Artistic Administrator
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston, MA

Judith A. Willoughby
Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education
Wanda L. Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK