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Board of Directors

CHAIR
Susan G. Marineau
Board Chair, The Santa Fe Opera
Trustee, San Francisco Opera

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IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Carol F. Henry
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera

VICE-CHAIR
Héctor Armienta
Composer and Artistic Director, Opera Cultura
Council Co-Chair, Civic Practice

VICE-CHAIR
Lee Anne Myslewski
Vice President, Opera and Classical Programming, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Council Co-Chair, Artistic Services

VICE-CHAIR
Estevan Rael-Gálvez
Trustee, The Santa Fe Opera
Committee Chair, Governance

TREASURER
Ian Rye
CEO, Pacific Opera Victoria
Committee Chair, Finance

SECRETARY
Michael Egel
General and Artistic Director, Des Moines Metro Opera 
Council Co-Chair, Membership

PRESIDENT/CEO
Marc A. Scorca
OPERA America

Members

Ana De Archuleta
Managing Director, National Sawdust
Strategic Advisor and Partner, UIA Talent Agency

James M. Barton
Board Advisor, The Glimmerglass Festival

Afton Battle
Vice President, Artistic Operations, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Council Co-Chair, Membership

Astrid Baumgardner
Executive Coach and Trainer, University Lecturer

Angel Blue
Soprano

Alejandra Valarino Boyer
Director, Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
Council Co-Chair, Civic Practice

Cheryl Slay Carr
Professor of Music Business, Belmont University
Council Co-Chair, Trustees

Antonio C. Cuyler
Professor of Music, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership, University of Michigan

Khori Dastoor
General Director and CEO, Houston Grand Opera
Council Co-Chair, Learning and Leadership

Anthony Davis
Composer and Pianist

Sue Dixon
General Director, Portland Opera

Barbara Lynne Jamison
General Director and CEO, Kentucky Opera

 

Christopher Koelsch
President and CEO, Los Angeles Opera

Karen J. Kubin
Trustee, San Francisco Opera

Virginia Croskery Lauridsen
Trustee, Des Moines Metro Opera
President, Foundation Board of Trustees, Des Moines Metro Opera

Anh Le
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Council Co-Chair, Communications 

Mont Levy
Trustee, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Chair, National Opera Center Board  

E. Loren Meeker
General and Artistic Director, OPERA San Antonio

Peggy Kriha Miller
General Director and CEO, Virginia Opera
Council Co-Chair, Communications

Andrew Morgan
General Director, Hawai'i Opera Theatre

Michael Hidetoshi Mori
Artistic and General Director, Tapestry Opera

Beth Morrison 
President and Creative Producer, Beth Morrison Projects 

Sylvia Neil
Board Chair, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Julia Noulin-Mérat
General Director and CEO, Opera Columbus
Council Co-Chair, Learning and Leadership

Maggey Oplinger
General Director and CEO, Florentine Opera

Kamala Sankaram
Composer, Singer, and Teacher
Council Co-Chair, Artistic Services 

Gene Scheer
Librettist

Nadege Souvenir
Board Chair, Minnesota Opera
Council Co-Chair, Trustees

Barbara Augusta Teichert
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera and Opera Philadelphia

Emeritus Members

Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO, Detroit Opera

David Gockley
Retired General Director, San Francisco Opera and Houston Grand Opera

Frayda B. Lindemann, Ph.D.
President and CEO, The Metropolitan Opera

Charles MacKay
Retired General Director, The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Susan F. Morris
Honorary Chair, The Santa Fe Opera

Ex Officio

Christina Loewen
Executive Director, Association for Opera in Canada

Alejandra Martí Olbrich
Executive Director, Ópera Latinoamérica

Karen Stone
Executive Director, Opera Europa

National Opera Center Board

Mont Levy
CHAIR
Trustee, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Chair, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

James M. Barton
Board Advisor, The Glimmerglass Festival

John E. Baumgardner Jr.
Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Lawrence Bomback
Senior Vice President of Administration, Curtis Institute of Music

Todd L. Calvin 
Board Member, Long Beach Opera; Vice President, Board of Directors, Opera League of Los Angeles

Margee Filstrup
Immediate Past Chair, Music Advisory Board, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

Andrew Gaines
Administrative Director, The Juilliard School

Jeanne C.Goffi-Fynn
Professor, Columbia University

 

Jane A. Gross 
President of the Board, On Site Opera

Nicholas King
Executive Director, After Arts

Susan G. Marineau (ex officio)
Board Chair, The Santa Fe Opera 
Trustee, San Francisco opera

Alan E. Muraoka
Scenic Designer

Frederick W. Peters
Chair, New Music/USA

Anthony Rudel
Station Manager/WCRB-FM at WGBH

Jeri Sedlar
Consultant; Author, Don’t Retire, Rewire

Thurmond Smithgall
Philanthropist

Shoshana Tancer
Trustee, Arizona Opera

Barbara Augusta Teichert
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera; Trustee, Opera Philadelphia

Council Members

Jayme Alilaw
Civic Practice Council
Artist, Coach, Manager, Activist, and Educator

Jen Benoit-Bryan
Learning and Leadership Council
Research Director, SMU Data Arts

Cheryl Blalock
Council Member
Executive Director, Lamplighters Music Theatre

Stacy Brightman
Learning and Leadership Council
Executive Director, The Ebell of Los Angeles

Annie Burridge
Communications Council
General Director & CEO, Austin Opera

Jessica Burton
Trustee Council
Board Governance and Nominating Committee Chair, Opera Columbus

Patrick Dailey
Learning and Leadership Council
Countertenor; Faculty, Tennessee State University

Aliana de la Guardia
Membership Council
Artistic Director, Guerilla Opera

Kim Eberlein
Trustee Council
Chair of the Board, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Randall Eng
Membership Council
Composer

Aiden Feltkamp
Communications Council
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant

Damien Geter
Communications Council
Composer and Singer; Interim Music Director and Artistic Advisor, Portland Opera

Susan Geyer
Trustee Council
Secretary of the Board, The Dallas Opera

Barbara Glauber
Learning and Leadership Council
Trustee, New England Conservatory

Carleen Graham
Learning and Leadership Council
Dean of Vocal Arts, Manhattan School of Music

Liz Grubow 
Communications Council
Vice President and Managing Creative Director, LPK

Piper Gunnarson
Trustee Council
General Director and CEO, On-Site Opera

Patrick Hansen
Membership Council
Director of Opera Studies, McGill University

Ruth Harper
Trustee Council
Trustee, Pensacola Opera

Rebecca Hass
Communications Council
Director of Engagement Programs and Partnerships, Pacific Opera Victoria

Julie Grady Heard
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Board Member, Cincinnati Opera

Eiki Isomura
Artistic Services Council
Artistic and Interim General Director, Opera in the Heights

Jessica Jahn
Membership Council
Costume Designer

Givonna Joseph
Membership Council
Founder and Director, OperaCréole

Laura Kaminsky
Artistic Services Council
Composer

Kathleen Kelly
Artistic Services Council
Coach, Conductor, Educator, and Librettist

Ryan Krause
Trustee Council
Trustee, Fort Worth Opera

Sharon Landis
Trustee Council
Trustee, Arizona Opera

Steven Lankenau
Membership Council
Senior Director of Promotion, Boosey & Hawkes

Peter Leone
Trustee Council
Chairman of the Board, Opera Philadelphia

Chevalier Lovett
Trustee Council
Trustee, Opera Orlando; Chief Operating Officer, Florida Rising, Opera Orlando

Lucia Lucas
Artistic Services Council
Singer — Heldenbaritonistin

Nicole Malcolm
Trustee Council
Director of Marketing & Communication, Pacific Opera Victoria

Robert Milne
Trustee Council
Trustee, Pacific Opera Victoria

Marion Newman
Artistic Services Council
Mezzo-Soprano

Andrew Ousley
Communications Council
President and Founder, Unison Media

David Salerno Owens
Trustee Council
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, Portland Metropolitan; Committee Chair, Portland Opera

Andrea Puente-Catán
Trustee Council
Director of Major Gifts and Hispanic Initiatives, San Diego Opera

Miguel Rodríguez
Membership Council
President and Founder, Athlone Artists

Arlene Palmer Schwind
Trustee Council
Board President, Opera Maine