Leadership + Directors

BARS Directors

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

KYLE BALDWIN | Assistant Conductor
 

RICHARD HORAN | Executive Director
Biography listed below.

Board of Directors

RICHARD HORAN | President

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.

CORY HARRIS | CFO

HANS BRIGHTBILL | Director

ROSEMARY DELIA | Director

JEANETTE GRAYCAR | Director

IAN HARWOOD | Director

Currently the Associate Executive Director of Berkeley Symphony, Ian Harwood was the founding Executive Director of BARS and has since held positions with the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Tucson Symphony Orchestras and the Aspen Music Festival and School. At these institutions, Ian has been involved in concert and event operations and production, recording and digital media, labor negotiations, marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning. Mr. Harwood studied Biochemistry and Music at the University of Rochester and Eastman School, and earned his PhD in Biophysics at UCSF. He was named a Orchestra Management Fellow of the League of American Orchestras in 2011, and has lectured at Roosevelt University (Chicago) and the Lubar School of Business (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee).

ANDY JIH | Director

JEFFREY PHELPS | Director

SAM TEPPERMAN-GELFANT | Director