board of directors & staff

A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of individuals from the public and private sectors, leads Classical Tahoe. The Board is responsible for governance over the business affairs and property of Classical Tahoe. They also provide counsel to the Artistic Director of Classical Tahoe.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly and its Board Committees meet regularly to thoroughly discuss and resolve the key issues that face the organization on a year-round basis. All Directors on the Board are requested to “give or get” a minimum of $5,000 annually.

The critical focus of the Board of Directors is: alignment on the mission, vision and goals of Classical Tahoe; leadership development to successfully accomplish the mission, vision and goals; raise the necessary funds to implement the mission, vision and goals; and assure that Classical Tahoe audiences experience the transformative power of classical music.

Advisory Board

Chris BrubeckComposer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Tish Brubeck, Artist Manager, Music Publisher

David Gockley, retired general director of the San Francisco Opera (2006 to 2016) and Houston Grand Opera (1972 to 2005)

Jaime Laredo, Violinist, Violist, and Conductor, member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Janet Napolitano, Former Arizona Governor, US Secretary of Homeland Security, and President of the University of California System

Sharon Robinson, Recitalist and Soloist with Orchestra, Cellist, member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Mary Schroeder, Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Frederica von Stade, Opera Singer (Mezzo-Soprano)

Classical Tahoe Staff

Karen Craig, Executive Director
Laura Hamilton, Artistic Director
Stephanie McCoy, Operations and Production Director

Anna Reichard, Office Administrator

Monica Barrows, Partnerships and Patron Experience
Rita Haun, Education
Erin Lensing, Digital Marketing and Communications
Krisha Montmorency, Music Librarian
Steve McCoy, Production Manager
Andy Park, Audio Producer and Engineer
Joanne Taylor, Patron Development
Meghan Todt Williams, Production Associate