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


ǂTiffany Ammerman, Marshall, TX
New Volunteer Council President; involved in the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras (TASO) since 1996; awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Marshall Regional Arts Council in 2010; Immediate Past President of the Marshall Symphony Orchestra, and Past President of Marshall Symphony Orchestra board


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

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


Gary 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
Board 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


†Alan McIntyre, New York, NY
Chairman, Stamford Symphony Orchestra; Patron, Institute of Contemporary Scotland; Deacon, Noroton Presbyterian Church; ‘Global Scot’ business ambassador for the Scottish Government


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


Sara Mummey

ǂSara Mummey, Lafayette, IN
Executive Director, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
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

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

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

ǂ Jesse 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


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


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

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



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