Meet the Board

Counsel, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Formerly a Corporate Associate, in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York and London offices. Graduate, Governing for Nonprofit Excellence program at Harvard Business School. 

Attorney-Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Former music teacher, American School of Tangier, Morocco; Secretary, Peoples’ Symphony Concerts; Board Member, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc

Managing Director and Head of Americas Accounting Policy, Deutsche Bank AG; former Vice President for Finance, Goldman Sachs & Co.; former Executive Director for Accounting, UBS AG

United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York from 1993 to 2018.

President, Astrid Baumgardner Coaching + Training; Faculty, Yale School of Music; Affiliate Partner, ars prudentiae; former Deputy Executive Director, French Institute Alliance Francaise; Attorney & Former Partner, Gide Loyrett Nouel; President, Musica Viva of New York; Chair, Opera Council, Manhattan School of Music

Composer and clarinetist, former ACO Artistic Advisor; former artist in residence, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

Founder & CEO, BrightMark Consulting; former Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning Worldwide, McCann-Erickson Advertising; Board of Directors, Pardee RAND Graduate School of Policy Analysis; Member, NationSwell Council

Composer; Board of Directors, The Kitchen; Board of Directors, Tibet House

Clinical Psychologist; Composer; former Board member ARCO Collaborative, founded by Jennifer Koh; former Board Member, Concert Artists Guild  

Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs & Co. Previously Cellist, Deutsche Oper Berlin. Co-Chair of Council of the Phil at the New York Philharmonic, Board Member of Long Beach Opera, Salastina Music Society, and the American Friends of Philharmonia Orchestra.

Composer. Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee; Faculty Co-Chair of composition at Vermont College of Fine Arts; faculty for the Curtis Summerfest Program

Managing Director, CX Catalysts. Former professional: Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Executive Committee, Friends of Inner City Scholarship Fund; Member, Patrons Council of Carnegie Hall; Advisory Council of World-Links.

Founder & President, Envision Retailing LLC & Epic Beauty LLC; Past Vice President and General Manager Personal Care, The Gap. past Executive Vice President, Bath & Body Works (Limited Brands); director, Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA; Action Council Committee, Fashion Institute of Technology

Adjunct staff member at the RAND Corporation and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School

Received his music degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the Music Academy at the University of Zagreb.  Resident of Savannah and New York City. Former Chairman, Savannah Philharmonic. Board Member, American Traditions Vocal Competition. 

Chief Executive, Neiman Marcus Group. Former professional: President, Ralph Lauren Europe; CEO, St. John Knits; President, Louis Vuitton Southern Europe; and VP, Louis Vuitton North America. Senior Manager, The Boston Consulting Group; board member, Eos Orchestra

President & CEO, League of American Orchestras; Board Member, Performing Arts Alliance; Member, National Center for Arts Research Board of Advisors. Former professional: General Manager, Seattle Symphony; Executive Director, American Composers Orchestra; Orchestra Manager, New York Philharmonic

Professional Affiliation: Partner, TimesSquare Capital Management

Attorney–Partner (retired), Holland and Knight, LLC; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mount Olivet Cemetery; Trustee, Keuka College; Emeritus Trustee, Bar Harbor Festival; Trustee, The Baker Foundation, Inc.; Past Chair, Bankers and Lawyers Advisory Committee to the New York Philharmonic; Director, American College of Trust and Estate Council Foundation; Member, Cornell Law School Advisory Council  

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Chair of Composition, The Juilliard School

Prior experience: Vice President of Artistic Planning, the New York Philharmonic during Alan Gilbert’s tenure. Artistic Planner, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York City Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Our Mission & Vision

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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