Board of Directors


Richard Kessler, Chair

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

Billy Childs, President

Composer / Pianist

Darrell Grant, Vice President

Composer / Pianist / Faculty, Portland State University

Mimi Hwang, Vice President

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

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

Independent Producer

Armando Castellano

French Horn / Artistic Director, Quinteto Latino

Etienne Charles

Trumpeter / Composer / Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, Michigan State University

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

Sean Jones

Trumpeter / Chair of Brass, Berklee College of Music

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

James E. Rocco

Managing Consultant, JER HR Group

Michele Rosewoman

Composer / Pianist, Quintessence and New Yor-Uba Ensembles

Wendy Sharp

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

Lucy Shelton


Christopher Shih

Gastroenterologist, Regional GI / Pianist

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

Lecolion Washington

Bassoonist / Co-founder, PRIZM Ensemble / Executive Director, Community Music Center of Boston

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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