Carol A. Bogash, Chair, Board of Directors
For more than 30 years, Carol A. Bogash has been dedicated to creating entrepreneurial and educational programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences providing enriching opportunities for learners of all ages and diverse communities. Most recently she served as Vice President of Education and Community Engagement at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra responsible for a large number of programs engaging all ages from the very young to those who are retired. From 2007 – 2011 she served as the director of education for the Washington Performing Arts Society, overseeing a variety of programs reaching more than 100,000 people each year. As the director of educational and cultural programs at The Smithsonian Associates for nearly twelve years, she was responsible for over educational 1,500 programs annually, including lectures, seminars, courses, Smithsonian’s Discovery Theatre, studio arts, performances, summer camp, study tours, and national outreach. Prior to working at the Smithsonian, Carol was general manager of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (FL), was assistant dean of Liberal Arts, director of the Non-Credit Liberal Arts Program and of the Master of Interdisciplinary Science Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Continuing Studies, served as the orchestra manager for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and taught at the Peabody Institute of Music and in the Baltimore City Public School System. In 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Palmes Academiques by the French government for her broad areas of work in education and specifically on projects devoted to furthering a better understanding and appreciation for French culture. She has served on National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts and numerous other nonprofit boards throughout the Washington/Baltimore region.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
Washington Conservatory of Music welcomes David Mihalchik, Gloria Wang, Tobias Werner and Carol A. Bogash to the Board of Directors. These board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization.
Board of Directors
- Carol A. Bogash, Chair
- Matthew B. Canzoneri, Vice Chair
- Steven Spurlock, Secretary
- David Mihalchik, Treasurer
- Ndenisarya M. Bregasi
- Kathy Judd
- Edvinas Minkstimas, Faculty Representative
- Yoshie Ogawa
- Gloria Wang
- Stephen J. Weiss
- Tobias Werner
Amy Horn joined the horn section of “”The President’s Own”” U.S. Marine Band in 1987. With them she has performed in a wide variety of ensembles; from soloist and chamber musician on the horn to dance band, rock-n-roll, and country music singer. She has performed with many ensembles in the Washington DC metropolitan area including the National Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Alexandria Symphony and the Washington Symphonic Brass and Percussion. Amy enjoys a studio of horn students of all ages and talents. She has appeared as a soloist and clinician in Virginia, Washington, DC, Ohio, New Mexico, and New York. Amy was a finalist in the 1994 and 1989 American Horn Competition competing against other professionals throughout the U.S in horn solo literature. She received her Bachelor Degrees in performance and education from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and her Masters degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her primary teachers for horn have been Herbert Spencer, Dave Fedderly, Ted Thayer, and Peter Landgren.
Steve Herberman, guitar
Steve Herberman plays and teaches many musical styles from rock, blues, folk, classical, Brazilian to jazz. He enjoys working with his students on the songs and styles that they are interested in learning.
Steve Herberman is a graduate of Berklee College Of Music. He has performed at venues such as Birdland in NYC, Spazio in Los Angeles, the NAMM shows in Anaheim and Nashville, and recently at the North Wales jazz guitar weekend in the U.K. as a featured guest artist. Closer to home he has performed at Blues Alley, the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe, and the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts with musicians including Keter Betts, Buster Williams, Gary Bartz, Drew Gress, Chuck Berghofer, Mark Ferber, Jim Snidero, Chuck Redd, Ali Ryerson, Steve Williams, Steve LaSpina, Jeff Hirshfield, John Pisano and others.
Steve’s recent CD, Ideals, reached the Top 10 on the JazzWeek chart for national airplay remaining on the chart for 16 weeks. Action:Reaction, a CD of Steve’s original music, was chosen as one of the top 50 CD’s of 2007 by Jazz Improv magazine.
Steve Herberman taught jazz guitar on the faculty of Towson University for 14 years, teaches guitar at Sidwell Friends School and is on the faculty of Maryland Summer Jazz. He has presented masterclasses in the U.K. and at many universities across the U.S and written instructional material for Downbeat magazine and columns for Fingerstyle 360 and Fingerstyle Journal webzines.