Roger Ames (Director of Music, Composer, Education Specialist) Director of Vocal Music, Theory and Composition at Great Neck North High School. Some of Rogers positions: Chair of Music Theater, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; Instructor of Theory and Vocal Coach, American University; Director of Vocal Music, The American International School of Duesseldorf; consultancies at Grammy Foundation, Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning, Indianapolis, Utah, Cleveland and San Francisco Operas; The National Endowment for the Arts; and many school districts. Roger heads up musical and education activities.
Daniel Beaudoin (Development Director) Dan is Director of Development at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Luke Elmore (Talent Affairs) Luke is an actor, producer, and manager of Aerosoles, Rockefeller Center.
Anne Gallagher (Development) Anne is a business advisor and executive development consultant.
Ruth Gersh (Associate Producer) As Editorial Director of Multimedia Servicesat Associated Press, Ruth helped set up AP's first dedicated new media division in 1995. Today, as Director of Online Services, she concentrates on product management and customer relations. She has served as president of the Online News Association, president of her coop board, and is addicted to racewalking, knitting and spinning wool.
Mark Heiser (President, Co-Executive Producer) Mark was General Manager of Cal Performances at the University of California Berkeley before becoming Managing Director of The New York State Theater [David H. Koch Theater] at Lincoln Center in 2003. Mark concentrates on production.
Doug Hochstadt (Box Office Operation) Doug is Vice President of Sales for ABC Television. He is responsible for tracking and analysis of ticket sales, donation allotments and attendance records.
Susan Hyman (Community Outreach) Susan is Vice-President, Community Development Banking at Chase Manhattan bank. She contributes to development efforts and liaises with parents in the Upper West Side neighborhood.
Chris Major (Creative Director) Chris was Creative Director at Radio City Music Hall from 1989 to 1996. He then founded his own entertainment marketing firm, working with such clients as Disney Theatrical Productions, Dodger Stage Holdings, City Lights Youth Theatre, TheatreWorks/USA and othes. Chris has a Masters degree in Creative Art therapy.
Alan Sanders (Talent Affairs) In addition to being a founding cast member, Alan is a talent agent and an attorney.
Advisory Board: Kesha Atterberry, Deb Axtell, Jane Buckwalter, Marianne Frantz, Pamela Gabourie
Organizational Cooperation: Audience outreach is done through such organizations as ABC Television department of Community Affairs and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and others. Community arts enrichment components are conducted in cooperation with Hudson Guild.
Audience Partner Organizations: Our audiences come to us from such fine organizations as: