Board of Directors



Richard Kessler, Chair

Executive Dean for the Performing Arts, The New School / Dean, Mannes College The New School for Music


Andrew Appel, President

Harpsichordist / Fortepianist; Artistic Director, Four Nations Ensemble


Mariam Adam, Vice President
Clarinetist, Imani Winds


Darrell Grant, Vice President

Pianist / Composer


Caroline Marshall, Treasurer

Board Chair, Madeline Island Music Camp / Senior Consultant (ret.), WolfBrown / Poet


James E. Rocco, Secretary

Consultant, JER HR Consulting


Margaret M. Lioi, CEO

Chamber Music America


Michael Blachly

Director, University of Florida Performing Arts


Martha Bonta

Executive Producer, WQXR


Armando Castellano

French Horn, Quinteto Latino


Norman Fischer

Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University


Laura Hartmann

President, LVanHart Artist Productions


Mimi Hwang

Faculty, Eastman School of Music and Nazareth College / Cellist, Amenda Quartet


Vijay Iyer

Pianist / Composer


Sean Jones

Trumpeter / Chair of Brass, Berklee College of Music


John R. Kirk

Managing Director (ret.), ABN AMRO Bank


Randall Kline

Executive Artistic Director, SFJazz


David T. Little

Composer / Performer / Founding Artistic Director, Newspeak


Arnie Malina

Artistic Consultant


Bärli Nugent

Assistant Dean and Director of Chamber Music, The Juilliard School


Abhijit Sengupta

General Manager, Da Camera of Houston


Lucy Shelton



Nadia Sirota

Violist / Radio Host, Q2


David Skidmore

Percussionist / Executive Director, Third Coast Percussion


Michelle Witt

Executive Director, Meany Hall / Artistic Director, UW World Series


Stephen Wogaman

President, Chamber Music Society of Detroit


Jacob Yarrow

Director of Programming, Hancher Performances, University of Iowa