Music: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

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