VYMA’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board are comprised of dedicated VYMA parents and musicians, teachers, conductors and community leaders who share VYMA’s vision of enabling children to discover the dedication, teamwork and joy of making music together.

Board of Directors

Samvel Chilingarian, Artistic Director

Renee Hansen, Acting Chair/Treasurer

Lindsey Hansen, Secretary/former coordinator

Michelle Sandberg

Advisory Board

Clif Baker, Attorney at Law

Brenda Barnes, KUSC President

Karla Berglund Hughes, Pasadena Suzuki Music Program

Mark Churchill, El Sistema U. S. A. Director

Fritzie Culick, Pasadena Old Town Music & Community Leader

Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Ph. D, USC Thornton School of Music

Louise Ghandhi, Chair Emeritus

Suzanna Guzman, Opera Singer & Educator

Kay Ladanyi, Ph. D, Music Teacher

Jane Levy, Musician & Pasadena community leader

Marjorie Lindbeck, LA Master Chorale

Billy Mitchell, SAPPA President, Musician & community leader

Dick Roberts, After school programs specialist, philanthropist

Tom Selinske, Pasadena Board of Education

David Spiro, Singer & Grant writer

Frank Ticheli, Ph. D, Music Professor, Composer

Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic Conductor, Author