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Board of Directors

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

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Carol F. Henry
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera

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

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

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

Ian Rye
CEO, Pacific Opera Victoria
Committee Chair, Finance

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

Marc A. Scorca
OPERA America


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, Lyric Unlimited and Artistic Operations, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Council Co-Chair, Membership

Astrid Baumgardner
Executive Coach and Trainer, University Lecturer
Council Co-Chair, Learning and Leadership 

Angel Blue

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

Cheryl Slay Carr
Professor of Music Business, Belmont University

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

Wayne Davis
Board President, Boston Lyric Opera

Sue Dixon
General Director, Portland Opera

Jason Hardy
General Director and CEO, Knoxville Opera

Jessica Jahn
Costume Designer

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  

Timothy Long
Artistic and Music Director of Opera, Eastman School of Music

Shawna Lucey
General Director and CEO, Opera San José

Karen Molleson
Vice President of the Board, Long Beach Opera
President of the Board, Wild Up

Andrew Morgan
General Director, Hawai'i Opera Theatre

Michael Hidetoshi Mori
Artistic and General Director, Tapestry Opera

Sylvia Neil
Board Chair, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Julia Noulin-Mérat
General Director and CEO, Opera Columbus

Maggey Oplinger
General Director and CEO, Florentine Opera

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

Gene Scheer

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

Barbara Augusta Teichert
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera and Opera Philadelphia

Karen Tiller
Stage Director
Former Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre

Emeritus Members

Wayne S. Brown
Retired President and CEO, Detroit Opera

Anthony Freud
General Director, President, and CEO, Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

Frayda B. Lindemann, Ph.D.
President Emerita and Managing Director, 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
Director, Opera Europa

National Opera Center Board

Mont Levy
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, Vocal Arts at The Juilliard School

Carleen Graham
Dean of the Vocal Arts Division, Manhattan School of Music

Jeanne C.Goffi-Fynn
Professor, Columbia University


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

Nicholas King
CEO, After Arts

Alan E. Muraoka
Scenic Designer

Frederick W. Peters
Chair Emeritus, New Music USA; CEO, Warburg Realty


Anthony Rudel
General Manager, GBH Music; Station Manager, WCRB-FM

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

Thurmond Smithgall

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
Membership Council
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

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

Randall Eng
Membership Council

Aiden Feltkamp
Communications Council
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant

Tracy Galligher Young
Communications Council
Senior Director, Marketing and Audience Development, Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

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

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

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

Piper Gunnarson
Trustee Council
Executive Director, 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

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

Givonna Joseph
Membership Council
Founder and Director, OperaCréole

Laura Kaminsky
Artistic Services Council

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

Sean Kelly
Communications Council
Founder, Vatic

Ryan Krause
Trustee Council
Professor, Texas Christian University  

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

Sharon Landis
Trustee Council
Trustee, Arizona Opera

Steven Lankenau
Membership Council
Senior Vice President, Boosey & Hawkes

Peter Leone
Trustee Council
Trustee, Opera Philadelphia

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

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

Beth Morrison
Artistic Services Council
President and Creative Producer, Beth Morrison Projects

Marion Newman
Artistic Services Council

Andrew Ousley
Communications Council
President and Founder, Unison Media

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

Elkhanah Pulitzer
Artistic Services Council

Miguel Rodríguez
Membership Council
President and Founder, Athlone Artists

David Salerno Owens
Trustee Council
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, Portland Metropolitan

Arlene Palmer Schwind
Trustee Council
President, Opera Maine