Administrative Experience

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

THE QUARTET PROGRAM (1970-): Founder/Director

THE QUARTET PROGRAM AT BEAVER CREEK (Colorado)(1993)

THE QUARTET PROGRAM AT OBERWART (Austria)(2003-)

Founder/Director

Educational mission: train world’s leading musicians

Educational innovations: curriculum uniquely prepares for life of professional quartet musican, soloist, and orchestral leader, so receives support from every established quartet(e.g.;Juilliard,Guarneri,Tokyo, Cleveland), from Itzhak Perlman and Yoyo Ma, and from major concertmasters

Financial responsibility: raise and manage money for 31 seasons

Budget: $130,000 (about $80,000 from tuition)

Principal donors Alumni, parents, community, private foundations, formerly grants NEA

 

 

MUSIC FROM OURAY (Colorado) (1993-1999) Artistic Director

Educational mission: bring chamber musicians, important guest artists to small community previously untouched by such culture.

Financial responsibility: teach local board members to raise money from NEA, NPR,

Colorado Council, surrounding communities

Budget: $35,000

 

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (1986-89, 2003-) Chair String Department

Generally applicable educational innovations: requirement to include work written in last 40 years in graduation recital; masters’ degree oral exam demonstrates ability both to communicate with cognoscenti and neophytes, mediator between Performance and Academic Faculty re curricular change

Budget: $1,730,635

 

SUNY PURCHASE(1970) Founding Advisor

Educational mission: examine my experience as successful graduate both of Harvard and Curtis to create a public institution educating “Renaissance” musicians. After succeeding in this undertaking , my employer (and mentor at the time), Michael Hammond, left for Rice where he has led a musical revolution.

 

CURTIS INSTITUTE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (1973-6) Founding V.P.

Responsibilities: along with John DeLancie, the founding President, to make alumni aware of their common interest with each other, and debt to Curtis.

 

CURTIS INSTITUTE BOARD DIRECTORS(1974-6) Member

Activities: on committee to reevaluate conservatism of investments

presented paper which resulted in a more effective and much less costly opera program

offered performer’s perspective on educational and financial decisions of the board (I was the only performer on the board, but one with other skills & interests. I regrettably had to resign when I accepted the Eastman position.)

Budget: $5,000,000

 

CASTLEMAN COLLECTION – trustee

Value of instruments and bows:

When I assumed responsibilty: $465,000

Current: $3,300,000

A contributing factor: my knowledge of tax issues for musicians has led to my testimony as an expert witness.