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Staff

To read more about CMA staff members, click on the individuals' names below. Contact our staff through the email links next to each name, or by calling (212) 242-2022. As soon as the voicemail message begins, you may enter the extension of the person you are trying to reach.

 

 



Susan Dadian
Program Director, CMA Classical/Contemporary

Susan Dadian came to CMA in 2002 from the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, where she served as executive director. A classical guitarist, Dadian received a B.F.A. in music history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and did graduate work at the Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Andrew Frank
Digital Media Editor

Andrew Frank joined Chamber Music America in 2013. He earned his BA from Hampshire College in 2011, and has worked previously with Esopus Magazine, BOMB Magazine, and the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation, and as a commercial copywriter and designer. He is, additionally, a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.
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Ellen Goldensohn
Publications Director

Editor, Chamber Music Magazine

Ellen Goldensohn holds degrees in English and American literature from Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley. She joined CMA in 2003, after 18 years at the American Museum of Natural History, where she was editor-in-chief of Natural History magazine. A violinist in an amateur ensemble, she has long been immersed in the chamber works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Dvořák.
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Gina Izzo
Executive Assistant

A flutist who frequently performs in the  New York City area, Gina Izzo is also an educator who has taught at Manhattan School of Music’s Camp MSM, New York University, and the Larchmont Music Academy. She has worked with Welltone New Music, Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space, the Cooperstown Chamber Music  Festival, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Izzo holds a B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music and an M.M. from New York University.
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Margaret M. Lioi
Chief Executive Officer

Margaret M. Lioi joined Chamber Music America as CEO in June 2000. She began her arts career as a professional pianist and holds a master's degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory and an M.B.A. in arts administration from Binghamton University/SUNY. Before coming to CMA, she held several administrative posts in the arts, including director of development for Spoleto Festival U.S.A., senior director of external affairs for The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, and executive director of The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust. A member of NEC's Board of Visitors and Alumni Council, Lioi also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Sphinx Organization.
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Sherry Robinson
Conference and Events Manager

Conference and Events Manager Sherry Robinson came to CMA in 2011. Her previous experience includes five years as a project associate and events coordinator with the Direct Marketing Association in New York City, as well as independent consulting for such clients as the New York Women's Foundation and the community homeowners' advocacy organization known as C.H.A.N.G.E.R. Robinson earned her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA.
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Jeanette Vuocolo
Program Director, CMA Jazz

Jeanette Vuocolo joined CMA in September 2008. After working as an organizer in the rural arts-council movement in upstate New York, she went on to produce and present performance events at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Kitchen, and the College of Staten Island/CUNY. Vuocolo has consulted for the New York State Council on the Arts, and is a board member of New American Radio and the Performing Arts. Her degrees in art history and arts management serve as bookends to her study of piano performance at the Berklee School of Music.
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Michael Welch
Director of Finance and Administration

For the past two decades Director of Finance and Administration Michael Welch has provided planning, project management, and accounting consulting services to non-profit organizations in the New York area. Clients have included PEN American Center, CEC ArtsLink, the Rubin Museum, Mobilization for Survival Foundation, People with AIDS Health Group, and National Central American Health Rights Group. He was full-time director of planning and finance at PEN American Center from 2003 to 2008. In prior years he served as a conference and event organizer, administrator, and fundraiser for labor, civil rights, and human rights organizations, primarily in the South. He was the least-talented member of his high school chorus in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Aryo Wicaksono
Membership Manager

Aryo Wicaksono joined CMA as Membership Manager in 2013. A graduate of the Colburn School of Performing Arts and the University of Arizona, Aryo has worked with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet Company, American Academy of Ballet, NYU Tisch Dance, and Mark Morris Dance School, and as the Artistic/Executive Director for the Yogyakarta International Music Festival Academy 2012. He is a pianist, composer, and educator, and has performed as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States and abroad.
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