Leadership + Directors

BARS Directors

Dawn Harms | Music Director
Please see our Music Director Announcement for Dawn Harms Bio.

RICHARD HORAN | Executive Director
Biography listed below.

Board of Directors


Richard has worked many years in the non-profit field, currently with the Jenifer Altman Foundation. A former software programmer/analyst who moved to San Francisco from Philadelphia, he has performed with multiple symphonic, operatic and chamber music groups, including principal violist with the University of Pennsylvania Symphony, the New York Chamber Opera Orchestra, NYU Symphony, Washington Square Chamber Ensemble and the Carnegie Symphony Orchestra. Although Richard grew up in Pittsburgh, PA he has spent most of his life in New York City, earning a music business degree at NYU and studying computer programming at Columbia. Richard was Board Secretary for the Brooklyn Symphony and studied viola with Toby Appel.

GENE NAKAJIMA | Vice President

Gene is a psychiatrist at the Center for Special Problems in San Francisco. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Ignatius Gennusa at the Peabody Conservatory.

FRED FOX | Director

Fred Fox holds degrees in psychology, public policy and medicine from Harvard has had careers as both professional oboist and internist /emergency physician. He was principal oboist of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and co-founder of the Texas Bach Aria Group while a graduate student in oboe performance at the University of Texas, Austin. He played with The Portland Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque and with the baroque orchestras of Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Since retiring from medicine, Fred performs with several orchestras and chamber music groups. A member of BARS since its inception, Fred loves the youthful energy of an all-inclusive community of musicians and the family BARS has become.


CORY HARRIS | Director

IAN HARWOOD | Director


ANDY JIH | Director