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Board of Directors

  • Annabelle F. Prager, Founder and Trustee Emeritus
  • Beatrice Mitchell*, Co-Chair Woman
  • Jane Ross, Co-Chair Woman
  • Barbara B. Tracy, President
  • Viola Kanevsky, Vice President
  • Jacob Bousso, Secretary
  • Fred Barnfield
  • Etty Bousso
  • Terrence Coppinger
  • Martin S. Fridson, Interim Treasurer
  • Nancy Lee
  • Stephen Metivier
  • Barbara Ann Murray
  • J. Craig Oxman
  • William Pinzler, Esq.
  • Adrian Ross*
  • Rita Fredricks Salzman
  • Jessup Shean*
  • Anna Snider
  • William Suk
  • Naomi Itami Zimmerman
  • Edward I. Altman, President Emeritus
  • Jonathan Strasser, Music Director (1979-2008)

Advisory Council

  • David Bernard, Conductor and Director, Park Ave Chamber Symphony
  • Joanne Bernstein-Cohen, Executive Director, Little Orchestra Society
  • Deborah Buck, violinist, Lark Quartet
  • Christopher Coletti,* trumpet, Canadian Brass
  • Thomas Crawford, Artistic Director, American Classical Orchestra
  • Matt Dine,* co-principal oboist, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; photographer
  • Tim Fain, violinist
  • James Gaffigan, Chief Conductor, Lucerne Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jeffrey Grogan, Professor, Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University
  • Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, principal flutist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Lydia Kontos, Executive Director, Kaufman Center
  • Lee Koonce, President and Executive Director, Gateways Music Festival
  • Lowell Liebermann, composer
  • Anthony Mazzocchi, Executive Director, Kinhaven Music School
  • Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist, New York Philharmonic
  • Craig Mumm, associate principal violist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Mary Ann Mumm, former violinist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Tito Muñoz,* Music Director, Phoenix Symphony
  • Bärli Nugent, Assistant Dean, Director of Chamber Music, The Juilliard School
  • Thomas P. Oberle, educator and clarinetist
  • Mark O’Connor, violinist and composer
  • Maria Radicheva, violinist, Manhattan School of Music
  • Ronald Schaefer, Owner, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
  • Midge Woolsey, former midday host, WQXR

*ISO Alumni