NAPA Music Festival (Napa Arts Alliance)
Advisory Board

Mark Adamo
Composer and librettist of opera and choral works; playwright, journalist, arts critic

Dr. Bill Armington
President, Pacific Coast Imaging, and Radiologist - Columbia Memorial Hospital. Clinical Professor - Tulane University; Past President-The Liberty Theater (Astoria, OR)

Deborah Linder Armington - Arts and community philanthropist, boardmember. YWCA, CASA (children’s advocacy), New Orleans Opera, Louisiana Philharmonic, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Liberty Theater.

David v.R. Bowles
Prize-winning record producer and engineer; Owner, Swineshead Productions, LLC, a classical recording production company. Guest faculty, NYU "Tonmeister" summer program.

Paul Chihara
Prize-winning composer of concert, ballet, musical theater, and film music;
Composer-in-Residence, LA Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet.

John Corigliano
Oscar-winning/Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of opera, songs, symphonies, concerti;
Faculty-The City University of New York

Cori Ellison
Opera dramaturg-Glyndebourne, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera; Writer-New York Times, Opera News, New Grove Dictionary of Opera;  Faculty-The Juilliard School, NYU

Francesca Faridany
Helen Hayes Award-winning Broadway actress

Peter Kazaras
International operatic tenor and opera stage director; Director of Opera Studies-UCLA;
past Artistic Director-Seattle OperaYoung Artists Program

Nicholas McGegan
Renowned conductor and Baroque authority; Music Director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Francisco Negrin
Olivier Award-winning film and opera director; Baroque opera authority

Donald Osborne
Director, San Francisco-based California Artists Management

Hila Plitman
Grammy Award-winning classical and music theater soprano

Stephen Wadsworth
Opera and stage director, dramaturg; The James S. Marcus Faculty Fellow,  Director of Opera Studies,
The Juilliard School; Head of Dramatic Studies, Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program

Eric Whitacre
Choral, musical theater, and film composer. Composer-in-Residence, Cambridge University, U.K.