Administrative Staff

  • Ann Baltz, Founder & Artistic Director
  • Veronica Craighead, Programs Administrator

Board of Directors

  • *Jon Ellis, Chair, Forensic Accountant; professional singer
  • David Aks, Conductor, Retired Professor-California State University Northridge
  • Ann Baltz, Founder & Artistic Director, OperaWorks
  • Craig Gilmore, Philanthropist
  • *Julie Makerov, Professional singer
  • Chris Maltese, Financial Services, Maltese Retirement Solutions
  • Jeff Perliss, Real Estate, Facilitator
  • Ingrid Ye, Educator & Long-time Community Activist

​Advisory Panel

  • Alexandra Bacon, Vice President, Vocal Division – Barrett Vantage Artists
  • Stacy Brightman, PhD, Director of Community Programs, Los Angeles Opera
  • *Marianne Cornetti, Mezzo-soprano; international career
  • Michael Egel, General & Artistic Director, Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Martha Gerhart, Vocal Coach and Translator
  • Ruth Golden, Faculty-Manhattan School of Music
  • Christopher Hahn, General Director, Pittsburgh Opera
  • Daniel Helfgot, Opera Director; Author of The Third Line
  • Wendy Hillhouse, Voice faculty – Stanford University; international career
  • G. Paul Howes, Lawyer; former professional timpanist
  • *Joy McIntyre, Associate Professor Emerita – Boston University; Faculty – Tanglewood
  • Bill McKelvey, Professor (retired) – UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Shigemi Matsumoto, Soprano; Voice Teacher, University of Southern California
  • Erie Mills, English Diction: MET, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera
  • Ron Peluso, Artistic Director – History Theatre in St. Paul
  • *Hila Plitmann, Soprano; Grammy Award winner; international career
  • Laura Brooks Rice, Prof-Westminster Choir College; Dir-CoOPERAtive Program
  • *Jessica Rivera, Soprano; Grammy Award winner; international career
  • Molly Siefert, Western Regional Chair – Metropolitan Opera National Council
  • Margaret Singer, International Pianist, Accompanist, Coach
  • Martin J Stark, International businessman; former VP of Columbia Artists
  • *Joan Wall, Professor Emerita – Texas Women’s University; Author
  • Patricia Wise, Professor of Voice (retired), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Darren K. Woods, Artistic Director – Seagle Music Colony
  • Doris Yarick-Cross, Head of Voice and Opera – Yale University

*OperaWorks singer or teaching artist alumni