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

David Skidmore, Secretary

Percussionist / Executive Director, Third Coast Percussion

Lecolion Washington, Treasurer

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

Margaret M. Lioi

CEO, Chamber Music America

Jenny Bilfield

President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts

Armando Castellano

French Horn / Artistic Director, Quinteto Latino

Etienne Charles

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

Aaron P. Dworkin

Founder, ArtsShare & Sphinx Organization / Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan

Aloysia Friedmann

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

Jennifer Grim

Flutist, Z├ęphyros Winds / Associate Professor of Flute, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Paula Grissom-Broughton

Pianist / Chair, Department of Music, Spelman College

Sean Jones

Trumpeter / Chair of Jazz Studies, Peabody Conservatory of Music

Lei Liang


Nicole Mitchell

Flutist / Composer / Director of Jazz Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Jessie Montgomery

Composer / Violinist, Catalyst Quartet

Karim Nagi

Percussionist / Composer, Sharq Ensemble / Diversity Speaker

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

Christopher Shih

Gastroenterologist, Regional GI / Pianist

Nadia Sirota

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

Ruth Waalkes

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

Stephen Wogaman

President, Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Bryan Young

Bassoonist & Co-Founder, Poulenc Trio / Director, Connected Healthcare Solutions, Asymmetrik Healthcare

John Zion

Managing Director, MKI Artists

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