Board of Directors



Douglas M. Hagerman, chair
Milwaukee, WI
Retired, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about Doug in this press release (PDF).


Melanie Clarke,  co-vice chair
Princeton, NJ
Retired, Executive Director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Highland Center for the Arts


Steven C. Parrish, co-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.

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

Alberta Arthurs

Burton Alter, treasurer
Woodbridge, CT
Director and Past 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 



Lester Abberger, Tallahassee, FL
Managing Partner, B.L. Abberger & Co.; Chairman, Collins Institute for Public Policy at Florida State University; Former Board Member, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; Director, Tallahassee Bach Parley


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

Megen Balda

ǂMegen Balda, St. Paul, MN
Executive Director, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

heather ǂHeather Clarke, Pocatello, ID
Executive Director, Idaho State-Civic Symphony, Chair, League’s Group 7 & 8 Managers, enjoys playing cello in an orchestral setting at Jensen Grand Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center 

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


Charles Dickerson III, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Director and Conductor, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles; Program Director and Conductor, South Side Chicago Youth Orchestra; Director of Special Ensembles, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Director of Music, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church; Director of the Leo Baeck Temple Chorus, Bel Air, CA

  Jerry_Eberhardt Jerrold L. Eberhardt, Santa Barbara, CA
Vice Chairman and Executive Committee Member, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, former Chairman of the Board of Directors; Board Member, Music Academy of the West, serving on the Executive Committee; Member of the Board and Executive Committee, Ojai Music Festival; Serves on the Board of The Music Center Foundation; Member of the Music Center Leadership Council
Aaron Flagg

Aaron A. Flagg, Easton, CT
Chair and Associate Director, Juilliard Jazz Studies Department, The Juilliard School; 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


ǂGary Ginstling, Washington D.C.  
Executive Director, National Symphony Orchestra; former Chief Executive Officer, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; former General Manager, The Cleveland Orchestra

Marian Godfrey

Marian Godfrey, Philadelphia, PA
Retired, Former Senior Director, Culture Initiatives, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Founding Chair, National Arts Policy Roundtable; Member, Board of Overseers, Curtis Institute of Music; Cultural Advisor, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Board member, The Poetry Foundation; Founding Chair, National Arts Policy Roundtable of Americans for the Arts and the Sundance Institute


Jim Hasler, Oakland, CA
Retired, 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


Hugh Long

Hugh W. Long, New Orleans, LA
Board President, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Health Systems Management, Tulane University; Member, Governing Board, LCMC Health; Chair, Governing Board, Touro Infirmary


Kjristine Lund, Seattle, WA
Board Member, Seattle Symphony; Principal in Charge, Lund Consulting


Mason Alan Mason, Healdsburg, CA
Managing Director, BlackRock; President, Association of California Symphony Orchestras Board of Directors; Board Member Santa Rosa Symphony; Former Trustee, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill, 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


David Alan Miller, Albany, NY
Conductor and Music Director, Albany Symphony

 Mondie Jennifer Mondie, Washington DC
Violist, National Symphony; Chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra Committee; former Member-at-Large, ICSOM Governing Board; former Violist, Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Alfred P. Moore, Minneapolis, MN
Retired President, Fiserv Health (now UMR division, United Healthcare); Current board affiliations: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Forum (former chair, artistic initiatives committee), VocalEssence, American Players Theatre (former chair, governance committee).


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
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Former Chair, Board of Directors, League of American Orchestras; former member and Chair, Board of Directors, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; former Chair, Board of Overseers, Curtis Institute of Music; former Trustee, Spring for Music, NYC; Trustee and Chair of Governance Committee, Northland College, Ashland, WI

Mary Patton

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

Henry Peyrebrune, Cleveland, OH 
Bassist, Cleveland Orchestra; President, Board of Trustees, NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union (Cleveland, OH) and The Lyceum (South Euclid, OH); former Board Member, Broadway School of Music and the Arts (Cleveland, OH)

Alan Pierson, New York, NY
Artistic Director and Conductor, Alarm Will Sound; former Artistic Director and Conductor, Brooklyn Philharmonic; Principal Conductor, Crash Ensemble (Dublin, Ireland); Visiting Faculty Conductor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.

Patricia A. Richards
Salt Lake City, UT
Retired, Former Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, The Private Bank of Wells Fargo; Former Chair, Board of Directors, League of American Orchestras; Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Utah Symphony | Opera; Former Chair, Board of Governors, Salt Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce
Jesse Rosen

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

roth David M. Roth, Hartford, CT

Board Member, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Senior Managing Partner, SouthOcean Capital Partners Inc.; Trustee, Lafayette College; 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



Pratichi Shah, Chevy Chase, MD
President and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions


Trine Sorensen, Palo Alto, CA
Board Member, San Francisco Symphony; Board Member, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Board Member, Global Council; Board Member, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Board Member, Music at Menlo; Board Member; and Stanford University Advisory Council for Stanford Live and Northwestern University Music Advisory Board; Former Accenture Consultant in Change Management and Systems and Organizational Redesign for North American clients; Hospital Administrator, California Pacific Medical Center


Isaac Thompson, New York, NY
Vice President, Artistic Planning, New York Philharmonic; Board Chair, Hotel Elefant; Former Director of Artistic Administration, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Former Vice President of Artistic Planning, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

valentine Alan D. Valentine, Nashville, TN
Joined the Nashville Symphony as its President and CEO in June 1998; Has presided over an unprecedented period of growth at the Symphony, highlighted by a total of 13 GRAMMY® Awards and 24 GRAMMY® nominations; more than 30 highly regarded and best-selling CD releases on the Naxos, Decca and New West labels; A longtime member of the League of American Orchestras, serving at various times as chairman of his Managers Meeting Group and other League committees  
Matthew VanBesien

Matthew VanBesien, New York, NY
President, University Musical Society, University of Michigan; Former President, New York Philharmonic; Former Managing Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; 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

Terry-White ǂTerry White, Amarillo, TX
League Volunteer Council President; Advisory Board Member, Amarillo Symphony Board; Vintage Amarillo Co-chair; Board and Executive Committee member; Beethoven Society Committee member; Board Treasurer, West Texas A&M Fine Arts.  Involved with the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras.
David-Whitehill ǂ David Whitehill, Asheville, NC
Executive Director, Asheville Symphony; Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 5/6 Managers; Board Member, Asheville Music Professionals; Board Member, MusicWorks Asheville; Former arts administrator, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Pacific Symphony, Laguna Beach Music Festival, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra; Presenter, Smoky Mountain International Conducting Institute and Competition
 Sheila_Williams Sheila J. Williams, Newport, KY
Author, Board member and Vice-Chair of Community Engagement, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


 ǂ - Ex-Officio Member

Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion on the League Board of Directors

This statement was adopted at the April 2019 meeting of the League Board of Directors. 



Brent Assink
Executive Director, The Fuller Foundation; former Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony; former President, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.


William P. Blair, III
Attorney at Law, the William P. Blair Company; Past President and Board Member, Canton Symphony Orchestra Association; Chair, The National Cultural Alliance; Chair, Alliance of Arts Advocates; President, Ohio Citizens Committee for the Arts; Executive Committee, The Metropolitan Opera National Council. 

Malcolm McDougal Brown

Malcolm McDougal Brown
Retired Rheumatologist; Board Member, Winston-Salem Symphony.

Richard M. Cisek Richard M. Cisek
Former President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra; former Associate, Management Consultants for the Arts.
Bruce Clinton

Bruce Clinton 
Chairman and CEO of The Clinton Companies, a diversified real estate practice based in Chicago, until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Clinton was an active member of the Board of the League of American Orchestras from 2003 through 2018, serving as the Chair of the Finance Committee from 2006 until 2014. Chairman/CEO, The Clinton Family Fund; Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; Member of the Visiting Committee, Department of Humanities, University of Chicago.

Peter D. Cummings

Peter D. Cummings
CEO, Peter D. Cummings & Associates; Former Chairman, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; former Board Member, New York Philharmonic; Board Member, Comercia Bank; Advisory Committee Member, Detroit Science Center; Chairman, Ram Development Company.

  Henry Fogel Henry Fogel
Dean Emeritus, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University; former President and CEO, League of American Orchestras; former President and CEO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; former Executive Director, National Symphony Orchestra. 

Catherine French
Founder, Catherine French Group; Board Member, The Washington Chorus; Board Member, New York Pops; former President and CEO, League of American Orchestras.

Robert D. Rosoff

Robert D. Rosoff 
Former Executive Director, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.


Cynthia Sargent
Life Trustee, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, Peninsula Music Festival; former Board Member, Hull House Association.


Connie Steensma
Trustee Emeritus, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Board, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.


Albert K. Webster

Albert K. Webster
Board Member, American Composers Orchestra; former Managing Director, New York Philharmonic from 1975 - 1990.