The Music Academy

Boards of Directors

The Music Academy School Board

  • Phil Blair Vice-Chair & Treasurer
  • Martha Frantz Secretary
  • Candy Glidden
  • Janice Westlund Chair
  • Jonathan Rozman
  • Jocelyn Hare
  • Elliott Kallstrom

The Music Academy Foundation Board

  • Lynn Andreini Member at large
  • Richard Baker
  • Janice Bartik Secretary
  • Phil Blair Chair
  • Liz Dickinson
  • Alice Enichen
  • Jim Epperson
  • Martha Frantz
  • Gerrie Gustafson
  • Saman Hanif
  • Rachel Handlin
  • Cathy Herdeman
  • Stephen Hofmann
  • Robin Kenney Treasurer
  • Emily Klonicki
  • Jonathan Lapworth
  • Alexander Mezny Vice-Chair
  • Barbara Pittman
  • Gayle Scheuer
  • Mary Stephenson

The Music Academy Parent Board 

  • Mary Emrich
  • Rita Pirello Epperson
  • Candy Glidden
  • Jane Gottlick
  • Rachel Handlin
  • Kate Harper
  • Ken Harper
  • Jeanette Hollister
  • Dina Johnson
  • Sue Lewinski
  • Aoi Runne
  • Cynthia Welte
  • Rose Willette

The Music Academy Artistic Advisory Board 

  • Rachel Barton-Pine, concertizing violin soloist and recording artist
  • Margaret Batjer, concert master of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, member of the faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and recording artist
  • Michael Beert, cellist and chair of the Music Department and interim dean, Rock Valley College
  • Ben Geller, principal violinist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
  • Catherine McMichael, pianist, arranger, composer and music publisher
  • Rick Nielsen, lead guitarist for Cheap Trick(nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016)
  • Joel Ross, pianist, member of the Joel Ross Jazz Quartet, retired director of Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford, owner of Randee’s Music Center in Rockford