Bill Williams

Bill Williams

bwilliams@musicacademy.org

805-695-7923

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.

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

Allie Rigonati

Allie Rigonati

arigonati@musicacademy.org

805-695-7929

Allie Rigonati joined the Music Academy after having spent three years working in publishing as a writer/editor. She is excited to put her passion for communication and the written word into her role and looks forward to learning more about the world of nonprofits and fundraising.

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.

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.

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin Brown

bbrown@musicacademy.org

805-695-7945

Mr. Brown is excited to be back on his home coast, in his home time zone, to support the mission of the Music Academy and do his part in paving the way toward an ever music-filled future.