2006 Management Fellows

06_omfp_dixon.jpgLisa Dixon, of Edina, Minnesota, comes to the Fellowship Program from The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Operations Department. While in Minnesota, she also worked with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Ms. Dixon earned her bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music in clarinet performance and music education, and also received a Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program Certificate. While at Eastman, she held internships with the Eastman Communications Department, as well as the Education and Artistic Operations departments of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ms. Dixon is now Director of Community Engagement for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN).


06_omfp_feldman.jpgMarc Feldman, a New York City native, comes to the Fellowship program from Paris, where he is an active freelance bassoonist and Executive Director of the Orchestra for Peace, an orchestra comprised of Israeli and Arab musicians. He received his diploma in music performance and education from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and went on to become a fellow at the Tanglewood Festival. Marc has been solo bassoon for the Orchestre National de Lyon, co-soloist for the Orchestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, as well as bassoonist for many contemporary music and theatre ensembles, such as Ars Nova in Paris, Divertemento Ensemble in Milan and Corpsàson Theatre in Marseille. Previous administrative appointments include Musical Assistant to the Artistic Director of the Banff Opera and Theatre Arts department, and Head of Operations for an American opening of artwork from the Louvre Museum at the French Consulate in New York. Mr. Feldman is now Executive Director of the Sacramento Philharmonic (CA).


Rachel Roberts, a native of Iowa, earned her bachelor's degree in flute performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she was also awarded a Certificate in the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program (ALP). Through the ALP program at Eastman, Rachel interned with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Artistic and Operations Department, as well as the Media and Public Relations Department of the Eastman School of Music. Additionally at Eastman, she performed and presented educational outreach programs extensively with her woodwind quintet; performed and accompanied numerous recitals; participated in a variety of summer music festivals, including Chautauqua and Ohio Light Opera Orchestra; and, during her senior year, was the Co-Artistic Director of the Damask Ensemble. Presently, Rachel is finishing her second season as Artistic and Production Assistant with the Houston Symphony. Ms. Roberts is now Director of Strategic Planning Engagement for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (GA).

06_omfp_rose.jpgVanessa Rose, holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music, as well as a certificate from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Most recently, Vanessa has been a member of the Development Department at the League of American Orchestras. She has also worked in various administrative roles with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, String Orchestra of New York, Solstice Music Festival, and International Keyboard Institute and Festival. As a violinist, she has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, New World Symphony, Key West Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival Orchestras (Italy and USA).

Ms. Rose is now a Development Consultant.

06_omfp_song.jpgMi Ryung Song, a Seattle area native, earned her bachelor's degree in flute performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While at the Conservatory, she taught and performed through the Community Service Program, served as Co-chairperson of the Student Advisory Council and worked to assist the Development Office, Concert Office, and Recording Studio. An advocate for music education in public schools, she was a teaching artist through the Every-Child-Can-Learn Foundation in San Francisco and administrator at The Juilliard School's Office of Educational Outreach. Ms. Song is now Manager of Major Gifts at the San Francisco Symphony (CA).