LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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A headshot of Javier Oviedo.

JAVIER OVIEDO
Board Chair
Mentor

A headshot of Akira Nakano

AKIRA NAKANO
President, CEO &
Artistic Director
Founder

The Inception Logo in lieu of a headshot of Liz Anderson.

LIZ ANDERSON
Director
Parent Rep

A headshot of Miyeko Heishi.

MIYEKO HEISHI
Secretary/Treasurer
Founding Director

A headshot of Chris Lee.

CHRIS LEE
Director
Composer Representative

A headshot of Megan Lubaszka.

MEGAN LUBASZKA
Director
Virtual Reality

A headshot of Jean-Pierre Schmitt.

JEAN-PIERRE SCHMITT
Director
Mentor

A headshot of Angela Urrecheaga.

ANGELA URRECHEAGA
Director
Composer Representative

 

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

A headshot of Dr. Melvin Armstrong.

DR. MELVIN ARMSTRONG
CSULA

A headshot of Dr. Heewon Kwon.

HEEWON KWON
Founding Director

A headshot of Ruby Pan.

RUBY PAN
Director
Past Parent Representative

A headshot of Dave Tolley.

DAVE TOLLEY
dbt Creative

A headshot of Michael Sushel.

MICHAEL SUSHEL
Past Board Chair
Founding Director

A headshot of Alan Warhaftig.

ALAN WARFAHTIG
LAUSD Educator (Retired)

BOARD ADVISORS

A headshot of Andrew Frishman.

ANDREW FRISHMAN
Big Picture Learning

A headshot of Dr. Frank Heuser.

DR. FRANK HEUSER
UCLA Herb Alpert
School of Music

A headshot of Dr. Gigi Johnson.

DR. GIGI JOHNSON
Maremel Institute

A headshot of Phoebe Oelheim.

PHOEBE OELHEIM
Development Advisor

A headshot of Rumi Shimasaki.

RUMI SHIMASAKI
Colburn School

A headshot of Adrian Zaw.

ADRIAN ZAW
Zaw Studios

LEADERSHIP TEAM

A headshot of Akira Nakano at the piano.

AKIRA NAKANO
President, CEO &
Artistic Director

A headshot of Karen Elaine.

KAREN ELAINE
Executive Vice President

A headshot of Jack Aron.

JACK ARON
Vice President

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AERALIE BRIGHTON
Vice President
Vocal Performance &
Artist Relations

A headshot of Samara Rice.

SAMARA RICE
Vice President
Contemporary Classical &
Youth Development

A headshot of Claire Morison.

CLAIRE MORISON
Past Co-Artistic Director