Leadership Circle

Blue Heron welcomes a community of artists, collaborators, friends, financial partners, aficionados, and emeritus board members as advisors and mentors through its Leadership Circle. This non-governing collective provides a unique and mutually beneficial engagement experience in support of Blue Heron’s goals and growth.

Members support Blue Heron’s goals and growth by attending biannual meetings in support of our annual plan, musical program content, community engagement, and/or fundraising efforts. Members are encouraged to provide feedback and/or offers of assistance or volunteer opportunities.

Blue Heron Leadership Circle Members

Louise Basbas, Founder and Board President, Music Before 1800
Kenneth Bé, Museum Conservator, New-York Historical Society
Jim and Peggy Bradley, Blue Heron Supporters
Mary Briggs, Board Member Emerita, Blue Heron Board
John Carey, Blue Heron Supporter
Ross W. Duffin, Distinguished University Professor and Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University
Carole Friedman, Consultant to Arts Organizations
Laura Jeppesen, Blue Heron Musician
Deborah Malamud, Professor of Law Emerita, New York University
Debra Nagy, Founder and Artistic Director, Les Délices
Jessie Ann Owens, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music, University of California, Davis
Richard Schmeidler, Board Member Emeritus, Blue Heron
Andrew Sigel, Blue Heron Supporter
Jennifer Farley Smith, Board Member Emerita, Blue Heron Board
Beth Willer, Founder and Artistic Director, Lorelei Ensemble & Peabody Conservatory Director of Choral Studies