Board of Directors


Richard Kessler, Chair

Executive Dean, Performing Arts, The New School and Dean, Mannes School of Music

Billy Childs, President

Composer / Pianist

Mariam Adam, Vice President


Darrell Grant, Vice President

Composer / Pianist / Faculty, Portland State University

David Skidmore, Secretary

Percussionist / Executive Director, Third Coast Percussion

Caroline Marshall, Treasurer

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

Margaret M. Lioi

CEO, Chamber Music America

Martha Bonta

Executive Producer, WQXR

Armando Castellano

French Horn / Artistic Director, Quinteto Latino

Aloysia Friedmann

Violinist / Violist / Artistic Director, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

Jennifer Grim

Flutist, Zéphyros Winds / Associate Professor of Music, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mimi Hwang

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

Sean Jones

Trumpeter / Chair of Brass, Berklee College of Music

John Kirk

Managing Director (ret.), ABN AMRO Bank

David T. Little

Composer / Percussionist / Artistic Director, Newspeak

Jessie Montgomery

Composer / Violinist, Catalyst Quartet

Bärli Nugent

Assistant Dean and Director of Chamber Music, The Juilliard School

Michele Rosewoman

Composer / Pianist, Quintessence and New Yor-Uba Ensembles

Abhijit Sengupta

General Manager, Da Camera of Houston

Wendy Sharp

Violinist/Faculty and Director of Chamber Music, Yale School of Music

Lucy Shelton


Nadia Sirota

Violist, ACME, Alarm Will Sound, yMusic / Host, Meet the Composer (NY Public Radio)

Kathie Stewart

Flutist, Apollo’s Fire / Faculty, Oberlin Conservatory

Ruth Waalkes

Executive Director and Associate Provost for the Arts, Virginia Tech Center for the Arts

Michelle Witt

Executive and Artistic Director, Meany Center for the Performing Arts

Stephen Wogaman

President, Chamber Music Society of Detroit

John Zion

Managing Director, MKI Artists

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