Board of Directors



Patricia A. Richards, chair
Salt Lake City, UT
Retired; Former Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, The Private Bank of Wells Fargo; Chair, Board of Trustees, Utah Symphony | Opera; Former Chair, Board of Governors, Salt Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce; Board of Trustees, Westminster College, Salt Lake City


Steven C. Parrish, vice chair
Westport, CT
Member, Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC; Member and Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Stamford Symphony Orchestra; Board Chair, Safe Horizon; Member, Board of Directors, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation; Former Senior Vice President, Altria Group, Inc.


Barry A. Sanders, secretary
Beverly Hills, CA
President, Board of Commissioners, Recreation and Parks Department of the City of Los Angeles; Chairman, Los Angeles Parks Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Communications Studies Department at UCLA; Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins; Former Chairman, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Founding President, Los Angeles Center for International Commercial Arbitration; Founding Chair, International Law Section of the California State Bar Association; Member, Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy


Robert A. Peiser, treasurer
Houston, TX
Board President, Houston Symphony; Board President, Foundation for Jones Hall; Vice Chairman of Development, Houston Area Women's Center; Chairman, USA Truck, Inc.; Former Chairman, TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Former Chairman and CEO, Omniflight Helicopters and Vitality Beverages; Former President/CEO, Imperial Sugar Company



Alberta Arthurs

Burton Alter, Woodbridge, CT
President, Board of Directors, New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, National Guild for Community Arts Education; Director, New Haven Symphony Orchestra Foundation; Former Director and Board President, Neighborhood Music School


Alberta Arthurs

Alberta Arthurs, New York, NY
Independent Contractor/Commentator in the Arts and Humanities; Former Director for Arts and Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation; Board Chairman, National Video Resources; Board Member, Yaddo, The American Place Theater, Exit Art, and Works and Process at the Guggenheim


Brent Assink

Brent Assink, San Francisco, CA
Executive director, San Francisco Symphony


Malcolm McDougal Brown

Malcolm McDougal Brown, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Physician, Retired; Board Member, Winston-Salem Symphony; Board Member, The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina; Chairman, Treasure Tree Commission of Forsyth County


John B. Canning, Westport, CT
Chairman's Council, Stamford Symphony; League-appointed Board Member, Performing Arts Alliance; Board Member, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CT)

Richard M. Cisek

Richard M. Cisek, North Oaks, MN
Retired; Former President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra; Board Member, American Composers Forum; Board of Governors, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre


Melanie Clarke, Princeton, NJ
Retired, Executive director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Bruce E. Clinton Bruce E. Clinton, Coral Gables, FL
Chairman and CEO, The Clinton Companies; Trustee, Miami Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency); Trustee (Finance Committee, Facilities Committee), Chicago Symphony  Orchestra; Trustee (Executive Committee; Chairman, Facilities Committee; Governance Committee), New World Symphony; Director, Friends of Chamber Music, Miami; Trustee, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Music, University of Chicago

ǂ Margarita Contreni, West Lafayette, IN
President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Purdue Research Foundation

Gloria dePasquale, Narbeth, PA
Cellist, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The dePasquale String Quartet; Member, Board of Directors and Executive Board, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Chairman, Orchestra Members’ Education Committee and The Philadelphia Orchestra

Helen J. DeVos

+ Helen J. DeVos, Manalapan, FL
Honorary member, executive board, Grand Rapids Symphony


Aaron Dworkin

Aaron Dworkin, Detroit, MI
Founder and President, The Sphinx Organization; Member, National Council on the Arts; 2005 MacArthur Fellow; Member, Board of Directors, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, ArtServe Michigan, Rachel Barton Pine Foundation, and WRCJ 90.9 Detroit Classical and Jazz Radio; Board of Visitors, Walnut Hill School; Advisory Board, ASTA Alternative Strings Awards and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Aaron Flagg

Aaron A. Flagg, Easton, CT
Chair & Associate Director, Julliard Jazz; Former Dean and Professor of Music, The Hartt School, University of Hartford; Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Harlem School of the Arts; Freelance trumpeter; Former Executive Director, Music Conservatory of Westchester; Former Faculty, The Juilliard School and University of Connecticut

Marian Godfrey

Marian Godfrey, Philadelphia, PA
Retired; Former Senior Director, Culture Initiatives; Founding Chair, National Arts Policy Roundtable; Member, Board of Overseers, Curtis Institute of Music; Cultural Advisor, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation


Douglas M. Hagerman, Milwaukee, WI
Chairman, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Jim Hasler, Oakland, CA
Director of Marketing Development, The Clorox Company; Member, Former President, and Marketing Committee Chair, Board of Directors, Oakland East Bay Symphony



Mark Jung, Wellesley, MA
Internet and Mobile Executive Mentor;Board Member, Keynote Systems, Ness Computing, Inmar, and Right to Play International; Board of Governors, San Francisco Symphony; Former CEO, Vudu; Former Chief Operating Officer, Fox Interactive Media (FIM); Co-founder and former CEO, IGN Entertainment



Camille D. LaBarre, New York, NY
Managing Director, Metropolitan Opera; Chairman, Metropolitan Opera Patron Program; Vice President, Metropolitan Opera National Council; National Chairman, National Council Auditions

Robert Levine

Robert Levine, Glendale, WI
Principal Violist, Milwaukee Symphony; President, Milwaukee Musicians’ Association, Local 8, American Federation of Musicians; Chairman Emeritus, International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians


Hugh Long

Hugh W. Long, New Orleans, LA
Board President, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Health Systems Management and Adjunct Professor of Law, Tulane University; Board Member, LCMC, Inc., a New Orleans two-hospital system


Kjristine Lund, Seattle, WA
Board Member, Seattle Symphony; CEO, Lund Consulting



Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill, New York, NY
New York, NY. Principal Clarinet, NY Philharmonic; Former Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Faculty, the Juilliard School, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music


Alan McIntyre, New York, NY
Managing Partner for North America, Oliver Wyman


David Alan Miller, Albany, NY
Conductor and music director, Albany Symphony


Cate Moye

Catherine C. Moye, Spokane, WA
Owner and Designated Broker, Windermere Real Estate; Past President, Board of Trustees, Spokane Symphony; Real Estate Commissioner for the State of Washington; Trustee, Spokane Symphony Endowment

Lowell J. Noteboom, Minneapolis, MN
General Counsel (and Past President), Leonard, Street and Deinard; Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Trustee and Chair of Governance Committee, Curtis Institute of Music; Trustee, Spring for Music, NYC; Trustee and Chair of Governance Committee, Northland College, Ashland, WI

Anne Parsons


Anne Parsons, Detroit, MI
President and CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, Cultural Alliance of Southeast Michigan, Midtown Detroit, Inc., and New Detroit; Trustee, Curtis Institute of Music and Friends of the Detroit School of the Arts; Advisory Board, Sphinx Organization; Former General Manager, New York City Ballet and Hollywood Bowl; Former Orchestra Manager, Boston Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra


Mary Patton

Mary Patton, New York, NY
Board of Directors, New York Pops; Honorary Board Member, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

ǂ Daniel Petersen, Seattle, WA
Executive Director, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
Henry Peyrebrune, Cleveland, OH
Bassist, Cleveland Orchestra; NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union (Cleveland, OH) The Lyceum (South Euclid, OH) Previously: Broadway School of Music and the Arts (Cleveland, OH)

Alan Pierson, New York, NY
Artistic Director and Conductor, Alarm Will Sound Ensemble; Principal Conductor, Crash Ensemble; Former Artistic Director, Brooklyn Philharmonic

Jesse Rosen

ǂ Jesse Rosen, New York, NY
President and CEO, League of American Orchestras; member, board of directors, American Composers Orchestra

Robert B. Rosoff

Robert B. Rosoff, Glens Falls, NY
Retired; former executive director, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra


David M. Roth, Hartford, CT
Board Member, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Principal and Managing Director, WLD Enterprises; Member, Board of Directors, Genomas Inc., CMC Inc. and RIMEDIO Inc.; Director, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Trustee, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts; Trustee, Greater Hartford Arts Council; Director, Romanian-American Enterprise Fund


Daniel Bernard Roumain, Harlem, NY
Composer, violinist, band-leader, educator, curator, and arts administrator. Member and Director of Education, Sozo Artists, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, Artist Committee, and Conference Committee Co-Chair, APAP; Member, Board of Directors, Creative Capital



ǂ Mary Saathoff, Lubbock, TX
President and CEO, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Cynthia M. Sargent

Cynthia M. Sargent, Chicago, IL
Trustee, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, Peninsula Music Festival; Life Trustee, Jane Addams Hull House; Trustee, Jane Addams Hull House Foundation; Honorary Board Member, The Cradle; Board Member, Captiva Civic Association; Board Member, Captiva Historical Society

Helen Shaffer, Houston, TX
Immediate Past President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; President, Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers; Governing Director, Houston Symphony

Matthew VanBesien, New York, NY
President, New York Philharmonic. Former Managing Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2010–12); Board of Overseers, The Curtis Institute of Music; Executive Committee, Avery Fisher Career Grants; Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music


Penny Van Horn, Chicago, IL
Trustee, Chicago Symphony Orchestra;  Board Chair, Solti Foundation US,  Women’s Board, Ravinia Festival and The Field Museum; Board Member, CSO Institute of Learning, Access and Training;  Former President,  ART (Art Resources in Teaching); Former President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; Former President, The Women’s Association, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Robert J. Wagner

Robert J. Wagner, Boonton, NJ
Principal bassoonist, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Webster Albert K. Webster, New York, NY
Independent Consultant; Former Executive Vice President and Managing Director, New York Philharmonic; Former General Manager, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, American Composers Orchestra, Harvard Glee Club Foundation, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, New Hampshire Music Festival; Member, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board

Jonathan Weedman, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Foundation; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Grand Park Foundation; Chair, Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood Bowl Opening Gala; Board Member, Getty House Foundation, The Colburn School, The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, The Antaeus Theatre Company, The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the Los Angeles Philharmonic


ǂSimon Woods, Seattle, WA
President and CEO, Seattle Symphony. Former Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Board member, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Former President & CEO, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 


Wendy Young, Virginia Beach, VA
Executive Director, Symphonicity


+ Honorary members
ǂ Ex-Officio Members
 On Leave