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.
Chris Brubeck, Composer, 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)
Joseph Kalichstein, Concert Pianist, member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
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, Interim Artistic Director
Sarah Wells, Patron Engagement Director
Stephanie McCoy, Operations and Production Manager
Cindy Rhys, Leadership Giving Manager
Thyra Altunin, Box Office Attendant