Grandmentors are luminaries that provide guidance to our staff, teachers, and students. Our roster includes renowned performers, educators, social workers, and beyond. By drawing on their wisdom and experience, we seek to deepen, expand, and improve the ways we can be Musical Mentors.

Lucinda E. Ali-Landing (violin)

Emmanuel Ax (piano)

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (piano)

Lizzy Burns (upright bass)

Rodger Carter (drums)

Victoria Chiang (violin)

Christine Goerke (voice)

Cliff Goldmacher (songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer)

Giancarlo Guerrero (conducting)

Ida Kavafian (violin)

Adam Levy (guitar)

Danny Matsukawa (woodwinds)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conducting)

Arturo O’Farrill (piano)

Salome Raheim (social work)

Astrid Schween (cello)

John Rojak (bass trombone)

Roomful of Teeth (voice)

Peter Susser (composition, cello)

Jeanine Tesori (composition, theatre)

Tazewell Thompson (directing, opera/theatre, playwriting)

Qiang Tu (cello)

Stephen Wadsworth (directing, opera/theatre)