Meet Our People

We’re a passionate team of music makers and music lovers who are proud to be part of the dynamic new music ecosystem.

Our Staff

Executive & Finance

Vanessa Reed

President & CEO

Ricky Tyler

Administrator

Chitra Arunasalam

Finance Director

Grants & Programs

Scott Winship

Director of Grantmaking Programs

Monisha Chowdhary

Grantmaking Manager

Communications

Frank J. Oteri

Composer Advocate & Editor, NewMusicBox

Jill Strominger

Communications Director

Alanna Maharajh Stone

Communications Associate

Tyler Kuehn

Digital Associate

Michelle Hromin

Digital Associate

Development

Jessica Langlois

Director of Development

Board of Directors

New Music USA is governed by a board of dedicated music lovers who are committed to our mission and our role as national resource for new music. Our decision to be led by co-chairs with multidimensional experiences as composer and business executive has increased our capacity to draw from multiple perspectives as we respond to the shifting needs of our community.

Officers

Reena Esmail

Reena Esmail, Co-Chair

Composer; Co-Artistic Director of Shastra

Joseph Walker, Co-Chair

Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, JP Morgan; Board Member, Roulette

Amy Iwano, Vice-Chair

Executive Director, University of Chicago Presents

Matías Tarnopolsky, Secretary

President and CEO, The Philadelphia Orchestra Association

Steven Tresnan, Treasurer

Private Wealth Advisor, The Bahnsen Group

Vanessa Reed

New Music USA President & CEO

Trustees

Aja Burrell Wood

Managing Director, Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice; Ethnomusicologist, Curator, Violinist

Dorothea Endicott

Arts Administrator and Composer

James Kendrick

Attorney at Law, Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP; Acting President, European American Distributors LLC

Alan Kornberg

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Chere Lott

Attorney at Law and Real Estate Broker, Chere D. Lott and Associates

Marya Martin

Founder and Artistic Director, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

Phyllis Mills

Philanthropist

Gayle Morgan

Former Program Officer, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

Barbara Petersen

Former Assistant VP, BMI Classical, and Musicologist

Angelica Sanchez

Baisley Powell Elebash Fund Artist Board Member, Composer; Lecturer, Princeton University; Lecturer, New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

Susan Wegleitner

Managing Director and Group Head at J.P. Morgan

Joseph Young

Music Director, Berkeley Symphony; Artistic Director of Ensembles, Peabody Conservatory; Conductor

Frederick Peters

Chair Emeritus

Frances Richard

Honorary Director

Steve Reich

Trustee Emeritus

Steven Stucky

Founding Member In Memoriam

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is made up of busy, creative people who love our work and are available for advice and support when we need them. We are so grateful for their belief in our work.

Teddy Abrams

Music Director and Conductor

Marin Alsop

Music Director and Conductor

Jonathan Bailey Holland

Composer

Jeff Beal

Composer, Jazz Instrumentalist

Kathryn Bostic

Composer, Artist

Kris Bowers

Composer, Pianist

Terri-Lyne Carrington

Composer, Artist, Educator

Tamar-Kali

Artist, Composer

Rhiannon Giddens

Musician Singer-Songwriter, Banjoist

Tania León

Composer, Conductor, Educator

George Lewis

Composer, Performer, Scholar

Nico Muhly

Composer, Collaborator, Arranger

Matana Roberts

Saxophonist, Composer, Multidisciplinary Artist

Kamala Sankaram

Composer, Instrumentalist

Jeanine Tesori

Composer, Musical Arranger

Brandee Younger

Composer, Artist

Miguel Zenon

Saxophonist, Composer, Educator

New Music USA Program Council

New Music USA’s Program Council enables representatives of the new music community from across the United States to bring ideas, contribute feedback, and advise staff on New Music USA activities and the changing needs of the field. Program Council meetings complement the active dialogue and relationships we have through our daily work with the artists, practitioners, writers, and organizations we support.

Composers

Arooj Aftab

New York

Ambrose Akinmusire

California

Raven Chacon

New Mexico

Sebastian Currier

New York

Amanda Ekery

Texas

Jennifer Jolley

Texas

David Ludwig

Pennsylvania

Gustavo Matamoros

Florida

Angélica Negrón

New York

Sam Newsome

New York

Frances Pollock

Connecticut

Jake Runestad

Minnesota

Carlos Simon

Washington DC

David Skidmore

Illinois

Derrick Skye

California

Omar Thomas

Texas

Sakari Dixon Vanderveer

California

Artists, Administrators, Presenters, & Curators

Amanda DeBoer

Nebraska

Ashleigh Gordon

Massachusetts

Chelsey Green

California

Aaron Greenwald

Tennessee

Alex Laing

Arizona

Flor Lizbeth Cruz Longoria

Missouri

Maggie Molloy

Washington

Jannina Norpoth

New York/Michigan

Valerie Sainte-Agathe

California

Ashley Shabankareh

Louisiana