Board of Directors

Board

Laurie Aronoff

Former Attorney at Brown & Margolis and Miller Stillman & Bartel. Current board memberships include Choral Arts Cleveland and volunteer work for Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, University School, and Hathaway Brown School.

Ana Boe

Professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University.  Ms. Boe is a lifelong classical musical enthusiast.

Bonnie Baker, MBA (Treasurer)

Retired management consultant. For many years she was a principal with the Allegra Group, a Northeast Ohio firm specializing in assisting health care and nonprofit organizations with program planning, strategic planning, and financial feasibility studies. An active community volunteer, Bonnie currently serves on the boards of the Art Song Festival and the Cleveland Archaeological Society. Past board memberships include Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera Cleveland, and Apollo’s Fire.

J. Tracy Mortimore

Professional musician and owner of Artisan Renovation, a Cleveland-based boutique remodeling and renovation firm. Current board membership includes Five-One Experimental Orchestra.

Arthur Rotatori, Secretary

Partner, McGlinchey Stafford. Current board member for M.U.S.i.C.

Charlotte Newman, Vice President

Lifelong champion of the Early Music movement in America and former concert series administrator. Board memberships include Montessori High School (current President), Early Music America (former President), Apollo’s Fire (former Secretary), Ruffing Montessori (former President and Secretary).

Donald Morrison

Vice President-General Counsel of Ohio Bell and Of Counsel with Arter & Hadden, Cleveland (Retired). Board Member Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Chamber Music Society, Cleveland Archaeological Society, The Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. He is also a former board member of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Joseph Sopko

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chairman of Department of Medicine at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Currently serves on Citizens Advisory Board of Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, as Board member Sisters of Charity Health System, and as Coast Guard Auxiliary Chief of Staff.

Nick Wille

Associate, Ulmer & Berne

 Shirley Simmons

Travel Agent in Chagrin Falls with specialty in Australia & New Zealand tours. Current board member City Music; Former board member Friends of Apollo’s Fire (President) and M.U.S.i.C. She is also the former Chapter President and served on the National Board of American Society of Travel Agents, and chaired their National Education Committee. Specialty in organizing benefit events.

Staff

Debra Nagy

Artistic Director

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Emily Rapson

Operations Coordinator, currently holds the position of second horn in both the Wheeling Symphony in West Virginia and The Erie Philharmonic in Pennsylvania and is the horn player for Cleveland’s professional woodwind quintet, the North Coast Winds. In addition to her work with Les Délices, she serves as Orchestra Manager for Cleveland Opera Theater.

Elizabeth Tracy

Education Intern, is a Ph.D. student in Music Education at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Otterbein University and a Master of Music Education from Heidelberg University. Prior to her enrollment at Case Western Reserve University, she taught K-12 music for four years. Her research interests include community outreach and higher education, the evolution of music education in the 21st century, and contemporary wind band repertoire.