WOMEN'S AUXILIARY CHAIR
Mr. Bishop has helped to guide the Music Academy's relationship-driven culture and has overseen all fundraising activities since 2010.
Hailed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,’ Patrick Posey is a versatile saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who performs with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Ms. Papakhian's team is responsible for the Academy's advertising, media relations, ticket sales, and facility rentals to 35 community organizations and music educators.
Financial and Operations Leader Blending Corporate and Non-profit Strategies to Maximize the Return on the Mission.
Sarah Stretz has been with the Music Academy since early 2016, and oversees the Academy's Foundation, Benefits, and Corporate relationships.
Ms. Campbell has spent most of her life in non-profit organizations, originally as a ballerina with the New York City Center Joffrey Ballet.
Ms. Beattie is passionate about creating impact through events, and so the Academy is the perfect fit as she works to create and advance the development of great classically-trained musicians.
“Scott Reed is a highly effective, visionary leader, who is using his position at the Music Academy of the West to influence the entire music business in a highly positive way.” ―Alan Gilbert
Chris Buckpitt joins the Music Academy following a 16 year career with Brooks Institute, where he held multiple posts, and is also a very proud graduate.
Fred Lehto started working at the Music Academy of the West in 1977! Fred is looking forward to his 40th Summer Festival and all of the 70th Anniversary celebrations.
Ms. Oberjat's first encounter with the Academy was as an infant, when both of her parents attended the Music Academy as Voice Program fellows.
Driven by a passion to create meaningful connections between artist and audience, Ms. Davis has spent her professional life in the performing arts.
Marcia Swires enjoys using computerized accounting programs, but still loves a freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil, and couldn’t live without “T” accounts.
Dean DeVries oversees the Academy’s annual recruitment, audition, and admissions processes, as well as all aspects of Academy fellows’ off-stage experience including the residence life program.
Ms. Mayorga graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies.
Mr. Paggett studied Saxophone Performance at Northwestern University and the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt.
Jennifer Jaqua has pursued several entrepreneurial ventures; including a classic car limousine service, a live music management and production company, and a bath & body business.
Ms. Singer believes in the mission of the Music Academy and enjoys getting to watch the fellows learn and grow during the summer festival.