• staff

  • Maxine Bernstein,   FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
    Maxine Bernstein

    A devoted advocate for opera and lieder, Ms. Bernstein has lived, performed and taught in New York, London, Paris, Vienna and now San Francisco. Born in London, her life in music began as a soprano, her international musical education culminating in her studies with Christa Ludwig. In recent years, she has mentored and coached extensively, integrating her broad knowledge of vocal development and repertoire with her mentoring and counseling experience. She now utilizes her long-term insights into the training of singers and the presentation of musical artists by directing the teaching and performance organization, LIEDER ALIVE!, which she founded in 2007.

    John Parr,   MASTER COACH

    Kurt Erickson,   COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE

    Ronny Michael Greenberg,   COLLABORATIVE PIANIST

    Michael Anthony Schuler,   LINGUISTICS CONSULTANT

    Nancy Quinn,   ARTS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

    Cristin O’Keeffe,   COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

    Josh Dougherty,   EVENT MANAGEMENT

    David Weuste,   MARKETING CONSULTANT

    David Spinney,   WEBMASTER

Advisory Board

David Bernstein, Honorary Chair
London, England

Alison Pybus, Executive Chair
Vice President, IMG Artists
New York

Dorothy Divack
Founder and President
Center of Excellence
New York and San Francisco

Gary Rust, MD
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco

John Parr
Collaborative Pianist, Master Coach
San Francisco Opera Center
Assistant to Music Director and Casting Director
Badisches Staatstheater
Karlsruhe, Germany

Charles Spencer
Collaborative Pianist
Professor of Lieder and Accompanying
Universität für Darstellende Kunst
Vienna, Austria

Mark Williams
Director of Artistic Planning
The Cleveland Orchestra