Opera: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
November 9, 2022

Kazem Abdullah
Indianapolis, IN

Penelope Bitzas
Associate Professor of Music in Voice
Boston University
Brookline, MA

Garnett Bruce
Artistic Advisor and Resident Stage Director
Butler Opera Center
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Ned Canty
General Director
Opera Memphis, Inc.
Memphis, TN

Michael Colbruno (Layperson)
Managing Partner
Milo Group of California
Oakland, CA

Laura Kaminsky
Head of Composition
Purchase College Conservatory of Music
Bronx, NY

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
November 9, 2022

Anne Berquist
Nonprofit Consultant
Lansing, MI

Michael Ching
Composer, Librettist, Conductor, Songwriter
Savannah Voice Festival
Ames, IA

David Clark (Layperson)
Retired Librarian
Middlebury, VT

Anita M. Johnson
Company Manager
Bassett Vance Productions
Altadena, CA

Keith A. Wolfe-Hughes
General Director
Opera Birmingham
Irondale, AL

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Elise Brunelle
Executive Director
Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
South Burlington, VT

Kurt Howard
Producing Director
Opera Omaha, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Scott Meyer (Layperson)
Retired Attorney
Portland, OR

Anne Midgette
Freelance Writer / Classical Music Critic
Washington, DC

Jorge Parodi
Artistic Director
VOICExperience Foundation
Music Director, Senior Opera Theater
Vocal Arts
Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Charles W. Angelo (Layperson)
Retired/Arts Patron
Arlington, VA

Jose Maria Condemi
Director and Chair of Opera and Musical Theater
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Oakland, CA

Saira Frank
Managing Director
Opera for the Young, Inc.
Voice Faculty
Carroll University Inc.
Wauwatosa, WI

Peter Russell
General Director
Vocal Arts Society
Washington, DC

Marietta Simpson
Distinguished Rudy Professor of Music
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN