Jonathan Bishop

Jonathan Bishop

jbishop@musicacademy.org

805-695-7915

Mr. Bishop has helped to guide the Music Academy's relationship-driven culture and has overseen all fundraising activities since 2010.

Patrick Posey

Patrick Posey

pposey@musicacademy.org

805-695-7922

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.

Ana Papakhian

Ana Papakhian

anap@musicacademy.org

805-695-7907

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.

Jonathan Steiner

Jonathan Steiner

jsteiner@musicacademy.org

805-695-7902

Financial and Operations Leader Blending Corporate and Non-profit Strategies to Maximize the Return on the Mission.

Sarah Rowe Stretz

Sarah Rowe Stretz

sstretz@musicacademy.org

805-695-7916

Sarah Stretz has been with the Music Academy since early 2016, and oversees the Academy's Foundation, Benefits, and Corporate relationships.

Janey K. Campbell

Janey K. Campbell

jcampbell@musicacademy.org

805-695-7918

Ms. Campbell has spent most of her life in non-profit organizations, originally as a ballerina with the New York City Center Joffrey Ballet.

Katelin Ridenour

Katelin Ridenour

kridenour@musicacademy.org

805-695-7917

Katelin continues to find inspiration from her fundamental passions of connecting individuals, impacting communities, and inspiring positive change through live events.

Scott Reed

Scott Reed

805-695-7900

“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

Chris Buckpitt

cbuckpitt@musicacademy.org

805-259-7718

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

Fred Lehto

flehto@musicacademy.org

805-695-7912

Fred Lehto started working at the Music Academy of the West in 1977! Fred is looking forward to his 41st Summer Festival in 2018.

Kate Oberjat

Kate Oberjat

koberjat@musicacademy.org

805-695-7908

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.

Rayna Davis

Rayna Davis

rdavis@musicacademy.org

805-695-7931

Driven by a passion to create meaningful connections between artist and audience, Ms. Davis has spent her professional life in the performing arts.

Marcia Pentony Swires

Marcia Pentony Swires

mswires@musicacademy.org

805-695-7925

Marcia Swires enjoys using computerized accounting programs, but still loves a freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil, and couldn’t live without “T” accounts.

Tiffany DeVries

Tiffany DeVries

tdevries@musicacademy.org

805-695-7923

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. 

Celia Mayorga

Celia Mayorga

cmayorga@musicacademy.org

805-695-7904

Ms. Mayorga graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. 

Anthony Paggett

Anthony Paggett

apaggett@musicacademy.org

805-695-7910

Mr. Paggett studied Saxophone Performance at Northwestern University and the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt.

Jennifer Jaqua

Jennifer Jaqua

jjaqua@musicacademy.org

805-695-7928

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.

Nicole Singer

Nicole Singer

nsinger@musicacademy.org

805-695-7906

Ms. Singer believes in the mission of the Music Academy and enjoys getting to watch the fellows learn and grow during the summer festival.