Advisory Board

James R. Glover, Chair

President, GW Financial

Carol Bogash

Director of Education, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Patricia McKewen Amato

Conductor, Coach & Accompanist, AIMS Institute; Peabody Institute; Brevard Music Festival; Aspen Music Festival; Young Victorian Theatre

Patricia McKewen AmatoPatricia McKewen Amato's extensive operatic experience includes duties as conductor, coach, and accompanist at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Peabody Institute, and the Young Victorian Theatre. She served as assistant music director of the Baltimore Opera Company and music director of its touring company; music director/conductor for Annapolis Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Americana, Washington Savoyards, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Rep Stage; and assistant conductor/chorus master for Washington Summer Opera. A versatile pianist, Ms. Amato frequently performs with the Children's Chorus of Maryland, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Chorale, Baltimore Choral Arts, Baltimore Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Baltimore Opera, Prince George's Opera and Philharmonic, and Metropolitan Opera regional competitions. Ms. McKewen Amato is a first place winner in the Houston Chamber Music Society Competition; recently performing The Carnival of the Animals with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and Carmina Burana with the Baltimore Choral Arts. She made her Lincoln Center conducting debut in 1999 in an all-Charles Loeffler program, subsequently recorded on Koch International. Ms. McKewen Amato is a coach/accompanist for the voice division at Towson University, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz Austria, and the Children's Chorus of Maryland. She holds a BM from the Catholic University of America (magna cum laude), a MM from the University of Houston (magna cum laude), and certificates in lieder, opera, and chamber music from The American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria.

Herbert Goldman, Esquire

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman Hoffberger and Hollander, L.L.C.

Hilda Perl Goodwin


Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D.

Retired State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland Department of Education

Ronald Gretz

Artistic Director, Annapolis Opera Company

Thomas Hall

Music Director, Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Edward Polochick

Music Director, Concert Artists of Baltimore

Dr. Elam Ray Sprenkle

Professor of Music History, Composition, and Theory, Peabody Conservatory

Barry Tuckwell

Conductor, Clinician, Horn Soloist