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During the first phase of the initiative, leadership convenings brought together classical music program presenters, artists, performers, grantmakers, and experts in new media to discuss

  • the current state of classical music as an art form
  • the public service opportunities created by new technologies
  • new program ideas and strategies for public media.

The conversation that was launched with these leadership convenings has energized and informed our efforts in building the next phase of the Initiative.

Our findings
document November 2003 Working Paper.


Word Document Classical Music on the Radio Today
Dale Spear and Mark Kausch, Public Radio International

powerpoint Classical Music Consumers: Themes and Observations
Alan Brown, President, Audience Insight, LLC

powerpoint New Media and Classical Music: Turning Change into Progress
Skip Pizzi, Manager of Media Standards and Regulation,Microsoft Corporation


New York, New York
June 2, 2003

St. Paul, Minnesota
July 23, 2003

San Francisco, Calilfornia
August 10, 2003

Ted Libbey
Director of Media Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

Laura Welsh
Program Officer, Arts on Radio and TV, National Endowment for the Arts

Mikel Ellcessor
Program Director, WNYC

Anya Grundmann
Independent Producer

Robert Hurwitz
President, Nonesuch Records

Aaron Jay Kernis

Kathryn King
Principal, Kathryn King Media

Rob Marx
Vice President, Samuels Foundation

Paul Meecham
General Manager, New York Philharmonic

Elena Park
Executive Producer for Music Programming, WNYC

Wende Persons

Fran Richard
Vice President and Director of Concert Music, ASCAP

Ben Roe
Director of Music Programming, National Public Radio

Jesse Rosen
Chief Programming Officer, American Symphony Orchestra League

Jon Solins
Program Director, WGBH

George Steel
Executive Director, Miller Theater

Vincent Stehle
Program Officer, Surdna Foundation


American Public Media participants:
Fritz Bergmann
Director of Foundation Relations

Sarah Lutman
Senior Vice President, Cultural Programming and Initiatives

Don Lee
Senior Director for Arts and Culture

Mary Lee
Managing Producer of National Music Programs

Barbara Kedziora
Marketing Manager

John Pearson
New Media Manager

Dianne Sivald
Project Manager

Philip Bither
Performing Arts Curator, Walker Art Center

Bruce Coppock
President and Managing Director, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Randall Davidson

Cindy Gehrig
President, Jerome Foundation

Ward Gill
Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Orchestra

Jon Gossett
Senior Vice President for Development, American Public Media

Ara Guzelimian
Senior Director and Artistic Advisor, Carnegie Hall

Kristen Hoeschler
Director of Business Development, American Public Media

David Hyslop
President, Minnesota Orchestra

Mark Kausch
Marketing Manager, Public Radio International

John Kieser
Operations Manager, San Francisco Symphony

Jeffrey Kimpton
Director, University of Minnesota School of Music

Chris Kohtz
Manager of Classical 24, Minnesota Public Radio

John Nuechterlein
President, American Composers Forum

Erik Nycklemoe
Director of Radio, Content & Media, American Public Media

Tim Roesler
Vice President Underwriting Sales, American Public Media

Lauren Rico
National Host and Producer, American Public Media

Vaughn Ormseth
Producer, American Public Media

Kevin Smith
President and CEO, Minnesota Opera

Dale Spear
Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions; Public Radio International

Michael Steinberg

Andrew Taylor
Director of Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business

Silvester Vicic
Senior Producer, American Public Media

Tom Voegeli
Producer, Tom Voegeli Productions

Dana Gioia
Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Ted Libbey
Director of Media Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

Wayne Brown
Director of Music and Opera, National Endowment for the Arts

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive and Artistic Director, Other Minds

Brent Assink
Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony

Paul Brest
President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Sarah Cahill
Pianist and Classical Music Host, KALW San Francisco

Janet Cowperthwaite
Managing Director, Kronos Performing Arts Association

Joan Cumming
Director of Marketing and Communications, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Craig Curtis
Senior Director, Research and Station Relations for American Public Media and Program Director, KPCC Pasadena

Moy Eng
Program Director for Performing Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Ruth Felt
President, San Francisco Performances

Sarah Folger
Publicity and Promotions Director, harmonia mundi usa

David Finckel
Artistic Director, Music@Menlo

Jon Gossett
Senior Vice President for Development, American Public Media

Wu Han
Artistic Director, Music@Menlo

Wesley Horner

Doug McLennan
Editor, ArtsJournal

Brian Newhouse
Host and Producer, American Public Media

Laurie Selik
Manager of Editorial Relations, American Public Media

Bob Stevenson
Senior Artistic Advisor, KUHF-FM Houston

Lois Wagner
Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs, Stanford Lively Arts

Robert Winter
Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts, UCLA




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