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.

Officers and Executive Committee

Chair Marna Broida
Secretary Caroline Kaplan
Treasurer Dean R. Byrne
Development Peter Garcia
Governance & Nominating Caroline Kaplan

Advisory Board

Chris BrubeckComposer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Tish Brubeck, Artist Manager, Music Publisher

Jake Heggie, American Composer of opera, vocal, orchestral, and chamber music

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

Frederica von Stade, Opera Singer (Mezzo-Soprano)

Classical Tahoe Staff

Mark Weinstein, Interim Executive Director
Laura Hamilton, Artistic Director
Anna Reichard, Office Manager & Box Office Manager
Joanne Taylor, Development Director

Artistic Operations

Meghan Todt Williams, Production Associate
Krisha Montmorency, Orchestra Librarian

Communications & Development

Erin Lensing, Communications Manager
Joanne Taylor, Development Director

Front of House

Anna Reichard, Office Administrator & Box Office Manager
Kayleigh Di Brico, Patron Services Coordinator
Carol Koelemay, Volunteer Coordinator

Music Institute

Erin Lensing, Program Director, Brubeck Jazz Summit
Kayleigh Di Brico, Academy Coordinator
Rita Haun, Education
Roxy Coss, Artistic Director, Brubeck Jazz Summit
Lucas Pino, Artistic Director, Brubeck Jazz Summit


Ralph LaRocco, Production Manager & Technical Supervisor
Heather Stengle, Associate Director of Production & Orchestra Operations


Habib Azar, Director & Producer,
Snap Productions
Gintas Norvila, Sound Engineer
Hiram Becker, Technical Director
Danielle Myers, Assistant Director
Nicholas Sherman
Ian Kosmaczewski
John Kosmaczewski