Staff and Board


STAFF

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Justin Levitt, President

Justin Levitt is a self taught pianist, composer and the creator of Life Music.  Justin has won several awards with his compositions and is currently publishing eight volumes of solo piano music.  Justin has performed his music at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious venues across the country.  He has composed and performed music for the Diablo Ballet.  Justin works for Steinway & Sons and enjoys writing and spending time with his family.
Official website: www.justinlevitt.com

 

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Ryan Rey, Executive Director

Ryan Rey is a composer, guitarist, and teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan holds a B.A. and M.A. in Music Composition from CSU, East Bay (Hayward, CA) where he has studied with Rafael Hernandez, Jeffrey Miller, Marc Teicholz, and Nick Vasallo. Ryan currently teaches Guitar, Electronic Music, Music Theory, and Recording Arts at Fusion Academy. He also plays guitar (sometimes trombone and backup vocals) in The Mineral Kingdom.

 


 

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Taylor Joshua Rankin, Videographer

Taylor Rankin began filmmaking at a young age when he was given his first camera and editing software at age 11. Since then Taylor has dabbled in the likes of concert videography and dramatic short films as well as music videos and commercials. Taylor’s most recent project is an avant garde visualization of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for Artifacto Ensemble, located in Los Angeles. Taylor’s love of film is matched only by his love of music as he studied composition as well as jazz theory/ jazz drum set and classical percussion under the direction of Frank La Rocca, Alan Hall, Artie Storch, and Johannes Wallman. Taylor is currently the principal videographer for Composer’s inc and is a sought after artist across the Bay Area.


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Bob Schumaker, Audio Engineer

Robert Shumaker has recorded, edited, mastered over 500 released LPs/CDs, over 1000 live concerts. Engineered 500+ live radio broadcasts of concerts. Currently recording the following concert series: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Other Minds, Composers Inc., Ragazzi Boys Chorus, and Avedis.

 

 


 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patricia Finnigan
James Gabbard
Justin Levitt
Elaine O’Hanlon
C. Michael Reese
Kristine Steensma

EMERITUS

Elinor Armor
Barry Gardiner
Thomas Hunt
Jeffrey Miller