Music: FY 2024 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
November 13, 2023

Mary Ellen Childs
Minneapolis, MN

Peter Claude Russell Clunie (Layperson)
Transportation Security Administration
Bronxville, NY

Cecilia Kang
Associate Professor of Clarinet 
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA

Ching-Chun Lai
Conductor, Director of Orchestral Activities and Engagement, Associate Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

Celine Thackston
Executive Director
The Hello in There Foundation
Founder and Artistic Director
Nashville, TN

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
November 13, 2023

Renee Chavez
Executive Director and Program Director
Community Arts and Culture
Miami, FL

Liddy Manson (Layperson)
Independent Consultant
Washington, DC

Melissa Ngan
President & CEO
American Composers Orchestra, Inc.
Faculty-Master of Arts in Music Leadership
University of Rochester
New Rochelle, NY

Bruno Ruviaro
Musician, Associate Professor of Music
Santa Clara University
Oakland, CA

Robert Simpson
Founder and Artistic Director
Houston Chamber Choir
Houston, TX

Thomas Tran
Grants Director
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma City, OK

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
November 15, 2023

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

Emily Isaacson
Artistic Director
Oratorio Chorale
Portland, ME

Badie Khaleghian
Music Composer
Houston, TX

Christine Lim
Director of Artistic Administration
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
New York, NY

Luis Sotelo (Layperson)
Vice President, DEI & Government Relations
Doane College
Lincoln, NE

Pat Zagelow
Executive Director
Friends of Chamber Music
Portland, OR

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
November 15, 2023

Dominick DiOrio
Composer and Conductor
Artistic Director and Conductor
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Bloomington, IN

Andres Franco
Executive Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Anwar Nasir
Executive Director
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
New Orleans, LA

Emily Ondracek-Peterson
Executive Director
Diehn School of Music
Westminster, CO

Julianne Akins Smith
Executive Director
Wintergreen Music
Amelia Courthouse, VA

Suzanne Wise (Layperson)
Retired, Former Executive Director
Nebraska Arts Council 
Lincoln, NE

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
November 17, 2023

Alicia Carusona Zoller (Layperson)
Tax Field Auditor
West Townshend, VT

Socrates Garcia
Professor of Music & Director of Music Technology
University of Northern Colorado
Johnstown, CO

Tom Guralnick
Executive Director
Outpost Productions, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

Jackie Harris
Executive Director 
Louis Armstrong Foundation
New Orleans, LA

Monika G. Herzig
Indiana University, Trustees of
Bloomington, IN

Jay Rodriguez Sierra
Musician and Composer
Brooklyn, NY

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel F
November 17, 2023

Todd H. Estabrook (Layperson)
Retired, Former Chief Marketing Officer
Boston, MA

Antonio Garcia
Professor Emeritus, former Director of Jazz Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Metairie, LA

Mieko Hatano
Executive Director
Oakland Symphony
Oakland, CA

Erin Lunsford Norton
Vice President of Artistic Planning
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Jersey City, NJ

Jonathan Ragonese
Director of Jazz Studies, Instructor of Saxophone
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA

Jenny Woodruff
Senior Director of Community Impact
Savannah Music Festival, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel G
November 20, 2023

Jennifer Call
Associate Dean
Cleveland Institute of Music
Shaker Heights, OH

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

Jane Harty
Music Northwest
Seattle, WA

Ann Kim
Director of Operations and Community Engagement
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Newark, NJ

Alice Sauro
Executive Director
Las Vegas Philharmonic
Las Vegas, NV

Tony Tapia (Layperson)
Bridging Worlds Philanthropic Advisors
Denver, CO

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel H
November 20, 2023

Mary Ann Aufderheide
Executive Director
Minneapolis, MN

Christopher Eanes
Executive Director
Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Jun Kim
Artistic Director
Washington Chamber Orchestra
Director of Orchestral Activities, Associate Professor of Conducting
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Vernon Hills, IL

Angelica Rowell
Social Media Coordinator
Vox Femina Los Angeles
North Hollywood, CA

Anne Sears (Layperson)
Yardley, PA

Roderick Vester
Director of Contemporary Music; Assistant Professor, Contemporary Music
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A
June 20, 2023

Ana Abrantes
Director of Education & Access
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Westland, MI

Armando Castellano
Artistic Director
Latino Music Education Network
Menlo Park, CA

Shawn Crouch
Associate Professor of Practice in Composition & Theory
University of Miami
Pembroke Pines, FL

Robyn Hilger
Executive Director
American Choral Directors
Oklahoma City, OK

Joanne Marie Kelly (Layperson)
VP & Chief Counsel Yahoo, Inc.
Vienna, VA

Yan Pang
Assistant Professor of Music
Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B
June 20, 2023

Kurt Carr
Director and Conductor
Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band
Santa Fe, NM

Reinaldo Moya
Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Wellesley College
Northfield, MN

Sara Mummey
Executive Director
Lafayette Symphony
Lafayette, IN

George D. Reardon (Layperson)
Real Estate Finance Manager (Retired)
South Pasadena, CA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C
June 22, 2023

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

Lisa Federico (Layperson)
Decatur, GA

Eric Hung
Executive Director
Music of Asian America Research Center
Burlington, NJ

Julie Sorensen
Musician - Flute/Piccolo
Assistant Director of Student Orientation and Transition Services
Utah State University
Mendon, UT

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D
June 22, 2023

Beverly Everett
Music Director
Bismarck Mandan Orchestral Association
Artistic Director
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Bismarck, ND

Adriana Marcial
Executive Director
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Inc.
San Carlos, CA

Donna Milanovich
Executive Director Emerita
Chicago Philharmonic Society
White Rock, NM

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

Steven R. Sunderman
Executive Director
Cincinnati Musical Festival Association
Executive Director
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati
Cold Spring, KY

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E
June 23, 2023

John C. McCormick (Layperson)
Healthcare Investing
New York, NY

Kathryn Paradise
Instructor of Commercial Music and Coordinator of Commercial Voice
Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Rashida Phillips
Executive Director
American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, MO

Thad Wilson
Adjunct Professor of Music
George Washington University
Cottage City, MD

Linda Yohn
Jazz radio host
Ypsilanti, MI

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel F
June 23, 2023

Carissa Burkett
Executive Director
Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Inc.
Portland, OR

Denise Gonzales (Layperson)
Senior Consultant, Non-Profit Division
Fusion Labs / NPact Solutions
Rio Rancho, NM

Miriam Owens
President and Chief Executive Officer
People's Music School, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Martin Sher
Senior VP of Artistic Planning and Programs
New World Symphony, Inc.
Miami, FL

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel G
June 28, 2023

Miles Cohen
Artistic Director
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Philadelphia, PA

Janice Fain Dean (Layperson)
Silver Spring, MD

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

Stanley E. Romanstein
Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music
University of Cincinnati Main Campus
Atlanta, GA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel H
June 28, 2023

Greg Carroll
Board President
Kansas City Jazz Alive
Kansas City, MO

Zizi Mueller
Creative Consultant
Boosey & Hawkes
Santa Fe, NM

José Rivera
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Aberdeen, NC

Kurt Rohde
UC Davis, Mondavi Center
San Francisco, CA

Dave Selden (Layperson)
Attorney at Law, Partner
Messner Reeves LLP
Paradise Valley, AZ