Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Deborah Dunham – President
Principal Player for Ars Lyrica Houston, Boston Baroque, Mercury Houston
Adjunct Professor of Double Bass and Chamber Music, Sam Houston State University

Pedro Funes – Vice President
Assistant orchestra director, Oak Ridge HS, Conroe ISD
founding member Les Touches, viola da gamba consort

Ruth Cross – Treasurer
Retired geophysicist, Chevron

Ernst Leiss – Secretary
Professor of Computer Science, University of Houston

Mario Aschauer
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Director of the Center for Early Music Research and Performance (CEMRAP) Sam Houston State University

Nick Buck
Global Service Quality and HSE Manager, Halliburton

Magali Suarez Candler
Attorney, Suarez Candler Law, PLLC

Sharon Keith
Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager
Frost Investment Advisors, LLC

Megan Stapleton
Professional vocalist and personal stylist

Priscilla D. Watkins
Retired, Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College



Nancy Ellis

Information Systems

Leigh Anderson

Advisory Board

Dr. Helga Kessler Aurisch
Curator of European Art, MFAH

Greg Barnett

Matthew Dirst

Madeleine Hussey

Rodney and Mary Koenig

William Pannill

Ed Rinehart

Catherine Whitney


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