Our Board

Board Of Directors

Solo opera - Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez

Vice President / Treasurer

Solo Opera - Mel Bearns Head Shot

Mel Bearns


Artistic Advisory Board

Sara Jobin

First Woman Conductor – San Francisco Opera
(Returning 2013 to SFO to conduct the world premiere of “The Secret Garden”, the opera)
Conductor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra/ Conductor of the Toledo Opera (current position)
Music Director – Center for Contemporary Opera, New York
Former Principal Conductor and Founder – Tassajara Symphony
Conductor for many companies around the US including: Opera Idaho, New York Shakespeare Festival,
Wolf Trap Opera, Anchorage Opera, Tacoma Opera, Arizona Opera, and Livermore Valley Opera

Alexander Katsman

Music Director / Conductor – Livermore Valley Opera
Opera Conductor for SF Opera Merola Program, San Jose Opera, West Bay Opera, Diablo Light Opera, Solo Opera
Faculty of Opera Workshops at Holy Names College, SF Conservatory of Music, San Jose State University, BASOTI
Vocal Coach, accompanist, and concert pianist

Monroe Kanouse

Opera conductor, vocal coach, concert accompanist
Faculty member/conductor of Holy Names University (Opera Scenes Workshop)
Retired faculty member/conductor of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Former Principal Conductor of the Sacramento Opera and the Oakland Opera
Freelance conductor at Bay Area opera companies including Lamplighters SF

Community Advisory Board

Courtney Daniels

Principal Attorney Daniels Legal Solutions

Carlyn Obringer

Former Mayor of Concord, Concord City Councilmember

Daniel Sweeney

F&M Bank- Vice President/ Branch Manager (Concord, Ca. Branch)

Irene Davids- Blair

US Bank- Vice President/ Branch Manager (Concord Main Branch)

Solomon Belette

Coordinator – East Contra Costa Community Alliance

Former Director, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy – John F. Kennedy University (Pleasant Hill Campus)

Brian Pennebaker

Rossmoor – Recreation Department Special Events Coordinator, Walnut Creek