ACA Board and Staff

The American Composers Alliance
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Gina Genova, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, sales, licensing, and program advancement.
E: ggenova [at] composers [dot] com
Will Rowe, General Manager, composer relations
E: acacomposers [at] gmail [dot] com
William Kenlon, Production Associate, score digitizing
Simon Henry Berry, Consultant, catalog development
Alex Popovici, Consultant, orchestra/large ensemble catalog development
 

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Board of Governors 2019-2020 (alphabetical)
Robert Carl - Composition Department Chair at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; Writer Fanfare Magazine; Former Co-Director of the Extension Works New Music Ensemble in Boston; Performer, keyboards and shakuhachi.

David Froom, (Vice-President) composer, has taught at the University of Utah, the Peabody Conservatory, and, since 1989, St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he is professor and chair of the music department. He has been honored by, among many others, the Guggenheim, Fromm, Koussevitzky foundations and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Robert Gibson, composer whose works have been performed throughout the United States and in Europe, China and South America by noted performers and ensembles. Mr. Gibson is Professor and Director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Barbara Jazwinski (Secretary) is the Virginia Beer Professor of Music and head of the composition and theory program at the Newcomb Music Department at Tulane University in New Orleans.

David Liptak, (President)  composer, is Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he has taught since 1986. Previously, he served on the composition and theory faculties of the University of Illinois and Michigan State University.

Jody Rockmaker, composer and educator has taught at Stanford University, and the San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory School, Arizona State University where he is currently an Associate Professor.

Steven Christopher Sacco, composition and theory faculty member and past department co-chair at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, his music has been performed by the American Brass Quintet, Speculum Musicae, The U.S. Army Band, the Czech Nonet, Soprano Juliana Gondek, Cellist Steven Isserlis, and more.

Brian Schober studied at the Eastman School of Music where his teachers included Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner in composition and Sue Seid and Russell Saunders in organ.  He furthered his studies in Paris, studying composition with Olivier Messiaen and Betsy Jolas at the Paris Conservatory of Music while studying organ privately with Jean Guillou and André Isoir. Schober’s music spans all instrumental and vocal media and has been performed by the Gregg Smith Singers, The New York Treble Singers, Voces Novae et Antiquae, the Kitos Singers, neXus Arts, and Palisades Virtuosi.

Alice Shields, composer and performer, received her doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has served as Associate Director of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and has taught the psychology of music at NYU and Rutgers. She has also served on the board of directors of the Pacifica Foundation, overseeing five progressive radio stations.

Marilyn Shrude earned degrees from Alverno College and Northwestern University, and has served on the faculty of Bowling Green State University since 1977. She has been honored with awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among others. She was the first woman to receive the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for Orchestral Music and the Cleveland Arts Prize for Music.

Christopher Shultis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico where he taught percussion, composition and musicology. Awarded two Fulbrights to Germany in the 1990s, he also served as Regents’ Professor of Music and in 2010 gave its 55th Annual Research Lecture. His scholarly work on John Cage is internationally recognized.

Daniel Tacke's music has been performed and recorded by Ensemble Bonne Action, Chartreuse, Earplay, Ensemble Echoi, the Formalist Quartet, the Kenners, the Palimpsest New Music Ensemble, the Red Light New Music Ensemble, and TAK, among others.  He has held professorships at Oberlin Conservatory, Arkansas State University, and Hillsdale College.

Noel Zahler (Treasurer) is a composer, whose compositions have been performed and recorded throughout the US, Europe, Russia and Asia by major professional ensembles and virtuoso performers. He has served as the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at LIU Post; Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music; Director of the University of Minnesota School of Music; and Chair of the department of music at Connecticut College. His research is in computer assisted live performance.

Advisory Board Members:

Gerry Fifer, Law Office of Gerry A. Fifer
Christine Clark, President, Theodore Front Musical Literature.
Vincent J. Novara, Head of Acquisitions, Library of Congress, Music Division
Richard Scerbo, Director, National Orchestral Institute and Festival

The ACA Board of Governors is elected by a vote of the entire membership to serve 4-year terms of service. Committees consisting of Board members, advisers, and ACA members are appointed at the discretion of the Board officers. The Board of Governors meets twice per year--Friday afternoons in March and October, with additional teleconferencing by the Board's various committees. Advisors to the Board are appointed by the Board for 4-year terms of service. 

Committees: 

Concerts/Recording Projects: Barbara Jazwinski, Steven Sacco, Alice Shields, Noel Zahler
Publishing:  Jody Rockmaker, David Liptak, Robert Carl, David Froom, Marilyn Shrude, Daniel Tacke, Will Rowe (exofficio)
Custodial Plan-SCPA Relations Committee: David Froom, Robert Gibson
Promotion/Socials - Steven Sacco, Gina Genova, Simon Berry
Professional Standards: Jody Rockmaker, Will Rowe, Brian Schober
Grants and Fundraising strategy: Brian Schober, Alice Shields, Steven Sacco, Christopher Shultis
Finance-Budgeting: Noel Zahler, Gina Genova, Will Rowe