Music: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
November 8, 2022

Jose A. Castillo Rocha
Grants Programs Associate
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
San Antonio, TX

Emily Koh
Associate Professor of Music Composition
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Norcross, GA

Patrick Nugent
President & CEO
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Kettering, OH

Alberto P. Rafols (Layperson)
Retired/Arts Patron
Portland, OR

Melissa Smey
Associate Dean and Executive Director
Miller Theatre
Columbia University in the City of New York
River Vale, NJ

Beth Willer
Artistic Director
Lorelei Ensemble, Inc.
Director of Choral Studies, Associate Professor
Peabody Conservatory
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
November 8, 2022
Krista R. Bradley
Director, Programs and Resources
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Silver Spring, MD

Corty Fengler (Layperson)
San Mateo, CA

Sarah Kim
Resident Musician
Community Musicworks
Teaching Associate
Brown University
Providence, RI

Victor Enrique Marquez-Barrios
Associate Professor of Music, Theory and Composition
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO

Matthew Melendez
Artistic Director
Great Bend Center for Music
Union, WA

Tony Padilla
Associate Professor of Music
Conservatory of Music
Lawrence University of Wisconsin
Appleton, WI

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
November 10, 2022

Brandon Cash
Director of Choral Activities
Assistant Professor of Music
Mississippi Valley State University
Greenwood, MS

Janette Davis
Executive Director
The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists
Minneapolis, MN

Brian Liu
Professor of Music
Washington Adventist University
Columbia, MD

Jacqui Taylor
Director, Artistic Planning
Bravo! Colorado at Vail-Beaver Creek
Cleveland, OH

Allison B. Vulgamore (Layperson)
President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Philadelphia Orchestra
Saratoga Springs, NY

Julius P. Williams
Distinguished Professor of Conducting/Composition
Berklee College of Music, Inc
Boston, MA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
November 10, 2022

Eric Hung
Executive Director
Music of Asian America Research Center
Adjunct Lecturer
University of Maryland at College Park
Burlington, NJ

Janice L. Mayer (Layperson)
Development and Communications Director
Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute
Santa Fe, NM

Lynn Nestingen
Executive Director
Augustana Arts, Inc.
Littleton, CO

Stephen Wogaman
Chamber Music Society of Detroit
West Bloomfield, MI

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
November 14, 2022

Isrea Butler
Department Head and Professor
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA

Michelle Grove Herzog
Director of the Arts Administration Program
University of Arizona
ZogArts Consulting
Tucson, AZ

Agnes Hite (Layperson)
Retired Computer Systems Engineer/Architect
Springfield, VA

Tracy M. McMullen
Associate Professor of Music
Bowdoin College
Portland, ME

Noah Preminger
Jazz Saxophonist and College Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music
Longy School of Music, Inc
Bard College
Mansfield, MA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel F
November 14, 2022

Robin Hite
Senior Sponsored Programs Analyst
AdventHealth Orlando
Ormond Beach, FL

Dexter Payne
Independent Music Contractor
Boulder, CO

Brandon Reid
Senior Manager of Education
National Museum of African American Music
Nashville, TN

Glenn B. Sergeant (Layperson)
Workforce Innovation Strategic and Economic Public Private Partnerships
Philander Smith College of Little Rock
Hensley, AR

Daniel Sharp
Associate Professor and Chair of Music Affiliated Faculty
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Sarah Andrew Wilson (Layperson)
Chief Content Officer
Darnestown, MD

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel G
November 16, 2022

Joanne Marie Kelly (Layperson)
Vice President and Chief Counsel
Yahoo Inc.
Vienna, VA

Angela Miller-Niles
Associate Professor of Piano and Music Department Chair
Wayne State College
Wayne, NE

Susan I. Miville
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc.
Austin, TX

Mark Seto
Conductor and Musicologist
Brown University Orchestra
Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Brown University
Madison, CT

Randy Wong
President/Executive Director
Hawaii Youth Symphony Association
Honolulu, HI

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Kenji Bunch
Composer, Performer, Instructor
Artistic Director
Fear No Music
Portland, OR

Paul Caldwell
Artistic Director
Seattle Men's Chorus / Seattle Women's Chorus
Artistic Director
Flying House Productions
Seattle, WA

Anna Kuwabara
Executive Director
Albany Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Averill Park, NY

Catherine Pickar (Layperson)
Retired Music Professor
Chevy Chase, MD

Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev
Executive Director
Oklahoma Philharmonic Society, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK

Allison Richards
Engagement Specialist
Grants Plus
University Heights, OH

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Jonas U. Cartano
Partner and Co-Founder
Third Eye Cultural Collaborative
New York, NY

Mike McFerron
Chair of Music
Lewis University
Lockport, IL

Natasha White (Layperson)
Chief of Staff, Equity and Inclusion Cabinet
City of Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Jessica Zweig
Director of Educational Programming
Play On Philly
Philadelphia, PA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Michael Austin
Founding Director
School of Music
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA

Neil Casey
Music Director/Conductor and Violin Teacher
University of South Carolina at Columbia
Columbia, SC

Yoo-Jin Hong
Executive Director
Kneisel Hall
Chicago, IL

Matthew Ripper (Layperson)
Assistant Professor of Business
Siena Heights University
Livonia, MI

Joe Tackett
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Charleston, WV

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

David S. Gross
Executive Director
Reading Symphony Orchestra Association
Reading, PA

Jeremy Koch
Principal Saxophone/Manager, Guest Artist Manager
United States Air Force Band
Adjunct Saxophone Professor
Shepherd University
Bethesda, MD

Kathleen Suss
Vice President
Concordia Conservatory
Vice President of Major Gifts
Concordia College New York
Greenwich, CT

Maurice Wheeler (Layperson)
Associate Professor, School of Library & Info. Sciences
Associate Professor
University of North Texas
Ypsilanti, MI

Lisa Wong
Director of Choruses
The Cleveland Orchestra
Wooster, OH

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E

Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe
Founder & Director Emeritus
Wilmington Youth Jazz Band
Bear, DE

Gary Motley
Professor of Performance, Founding Director of Jazz Studies
Emory University
Stone Mountain, GA

Leigh Pilzer
Saxophonist, Composer/Arranger
University of Maryland at College Park
Chevy Chase, MD

Thomas Prusa (Layperson)
College Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Hillsborough, NJ

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel F

Roy Guenther (Layperson)
Professor Emeritus of Music
Executive Associate Dean Emeritus
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
George Washington University
Vienna, VA

Jennifer Jolley
Assistant Professor of Composition
School of Music
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

Melissa Ngan
President & CEO
American Composers Orchestra, Inc.
Algonquin, IL

Aaron Paige
Assistant Professor
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Andrew Taylor
Associate Professor of Arts Management
American University
Rockville, MD

Brad Wells
Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Director of Vocal Music
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Arts Project, Inc.
Williamstown, MA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel G

Oskar Espina-Ruiz
Artistic Director
Treetops Chamber Music Society Inc.
Associate Professor
School of Music
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC

Margaret Lioi (Layperson)
Retired Arts Administrator
New York, NY

James May
Composer, Improviser, Educator, and Writer
Proposal Writer
Accruent, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Jonathan Miller
Artistic Director and CEO
Sounds Good Choir
Downers Grove, IL

Natalie Neubert
Executive Director
Berkshire Music School
Lenox, MA

NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships Panels A & B
February 2, 2023

Robbin Ahrold (Layperson) 
Retired Vice President 
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Alexandria, VA

Sharel Cassity
Saxophonist, Composer, Educator 
Chicago, IL

Amir ElSaffar
Composer, Trumpeter, Santur Player, Vocalist
New York, NY

Danilo Perez
Pianist, Composer, Educator, Artistic Director
Quincy, MA

Linda Yohn
Jazz Radio Veteran, Writer, Concert Producer
Ypsilanti, MI