National Advisory Board

The SNAAP National Advisory Board is made up of a mix of knowledgeable arts leaders. The Board meets twice a year and is consulted frequently between meetings. The Board advises the project staff on strategic directions that move the project forward, and its diverse perspectives encourage SNAAP to stay focused on decreasing the disconnect between training and the world of work.

Douglas Dempster, Chair (bio)
Dean, College of Fine Arts
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Antonia Contro (bio)
Executive Director, Marwen
Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Bainter Cunningham (bio)
Executive Director of Research,
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Richmond, Virginia

Kenneth C. Fischer (bio)
President, University Musical Society
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Aaron Flagg (bio)
Chair and Associate Director
Julliard Jazz Studies
The Juilliard School
New York, NY

Chris Ford (bio)
Director, Baltimore School for the Arts
Baltimore, Maryland

Donna Heiland (bio)
Associate Provost
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY

Samuel Hoi (bio)
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

Laurence D. Kaptain (bio)
Dean, College of Arts & Media
Professor of Music, Entertainment and Industry Studies
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Barbara O. Korner (bio)
Dean, College of Arts & Architecture
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Steven Lavine (bio)
President, CalArts
Valencia, California

Ann R. Markusen (bio)
Director, Project on Regional and Industrial Economics
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Robert Sirota (bio)
New York, New York

Raymond Tymas-Jones (bio)
Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean, The University of Utah College of Fine Arts
Salt Lake City, UT

James Undercofler (bio)
Artistic Director, National Orchestral Institute
Ithaca, New York