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2020-2021 Board of Directors

President Joy McIntyre
1st Vice President Arthur Siciliano
2nd Vice President Gail Berenson
Recording Secretary Mara Winn
Treasurer Robert Dove
Artist Selection Chair F. Gant McCloud 


Dale Anderson
Barbara Brian
Michael Brooks

Jim Cliff
Renée Hamad
John Markham

Robin Radin
Susan Robinson
Charles Turon

Emeritus Board Members

Judy Beilman
Paul Boylan
David Cerone
Carole Crosby
Sylvia Eckes
John Frueh

Richard Gans
Bob Germain
Lois Kaufman
Christopher Light
Phyllis Lowitt

Katherine Oarr
Pierrette Perron

Richard Riebman
Sarita Roche
James Rogers
Lee Dougherty Ross
Mary Testa
Edie Winston

Box Office Manager – Theresa MacDonnell (
Marketing & Publicity – Su Byron, Su Byron Enterprises (
Graphic Design – Laura Coyle,

                                                                                               SCA Advisory Council
David Cerone – violinist, pedagogue, adjudicator, and former president of the Cleveland Institute of Music.  David served on the SCA Board for seven years. 
Samuel C. Dixon – Executive and Artistic Director of Spivey Hall in Atlanta.
Russell Gant – host and director of WUSF’s classical music programming. 
Ann Hobson Pilot – for 40 years principal harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, now resident in Osprey, FL   Ann is also a BUTI  faculty member.
Frank Salomon – senior administrator of Music Marlboro and, through Frank Salomon Associates, a representative of great classical musicians.
Joseph Volpe – former general manager of the Metropolitan Opera and current executive director of the Sarasota Ballet. 

A Special Message from SCA President, Joy McIntyre

Joy McIntyre President SCA

We are living in a changing world.  While that has always been true, as you know, an unprecedented challenge has now arisen, significantly altering the way we lead our daily lives.

It is during times like this that I am profoundly grateful I am in the music business.
Now, more than ever, we need music to fill the gaps in our hearts and lives as we navigate this global pandemic.

Although live performances may be suspended for the present, that will not last forever. The goal is to find that right moment in time where performers and audiences can come together safely for the incomparable experience of a live concert.  We, like other arts organizations, will be guided by state, city and federal authorities.

As I read reports from the music industry, I am noticing how innovative musicians and presenters have become.  Many are devising new ways to reach out to audiences through electronic pathways.  This burst of creative energy will doubtless influence music delivery methods in the future.

We are closely monitoring evolving developments here and throughout the country.   

Every music-presenting organization has unique organizational structures. Fortunately, the SCA has a certain flexibility.  If artists or ensembles should cancel during the season, we would make every effort to offer replacement artists. In the event that is not possible, refunds will be available.

Although we cannot know what the circumstances will be six months from now, we are optimistic, confident in American ingenuity and resilience. Given time and wise counsel, we will overcome this crisis!

Music is important. It touches a place beyond words. The experience of music unites us all, without prejudice or preference. 

To learn more about ticketing options please contact Theresa, our box-office manager, at 941-225-6500 or  Note that our standard policy is to make refunds available for any reason prior to December 31st.  

We look forward to seeing you next season!  

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