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Essentials 2020 Faculty

Core Faculty and Leadership

Simon Woods, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras, former Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Scott Faulkner, Principal Bass, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra; Former Executive Director, Reno Chamber Orchestra

Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Laing, Principal Clarinet, The Phoenix Symphony

David Styers, Director, Learning and Leadership Programs, League of American Orchestras



Guest Faculty

  • Megen Balda, Executive Director, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
  • Reveta Bowers, Retired Head of School, The Center for Early Education
  • Jahmad Canley, CEO & Senior Consultant, Potential Unleashed
  • Dan Coleman, Director of Development, Campaign, and Strategic Projects, San Francisco Symphony
  • Diane Erickson, Director, People Services, HealthCare Partners
  • Amy Fogerson, Director, Street Symphony
  • Vince Ford, Vice President, Audiences and Innovation, New York Philharmonic
  • Kenneth Foster, Director, Arts Leadership Program, USC Thornton School of Music
  • Maia Jasper White, Violinist, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Director, Salastina Music Society
  • Dr. Tanya Kalmanovitch, Associate Professor, The New School, and Faculty, New England Conservatory
  • Laree Kiely, President and CWO, We Will Inc.
  • Susan Miller Kotses, Vice President, Education and Community Engagement, Pacific Symphony
  • Mitch Newman, Violin, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Noah Price, Senior Consultant, Potential Unleashed
  • Faith Raiguel, former Chief Financial Officer, LA Opera
  • Laura Reynolds, Executive Director, Boise Philharmonic; former Vice President, Education and Community Engagement, Seattle Symphony  
  • Meredith Snow, Viola, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Board Member, ICSOM (International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians)
  • Daniel Song, Vice President, Philharmonic and Production, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Ed Yim, President, American Composers Orchestra

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