Staff and Board of Directors

Our Team

Artistic Director -David Schotzko

As a soloist, chamber musician, and curator, percussionist David Schotzko is a passionate advocate for contemporary composers, having premiered over 300 works with percussion by composers from around the globe.. He was a founding member of the renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in New York and Chicago and was ICE’s Program Director from 2002 to 2008.

Since moving to Toronto in 2010, David has served as Artistic Advisor for Ottawa Chamberfest, and curated programs for Arraymusic, Intersection, the University of Toronto, and more.

 

Artistic Associate – Martin Arnold

Martin is an Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies at Trent University and is an active member of Toronto’s improvisation and experimental jazz/roots/rock communities performing on live electronics, banjo, melodica, and electric guitar. His music is performed and recorded across Canada and internationally.

Martin holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Victoria.

 

 

 

 

General Manager – Sandra Bell

Herself an artist, Sandra merges strong business acumen with extensive business experience, and is a passionate champion for the contemporary music arts. She brings 15+ years’ experience in music management with a career spanning the creative fields of orchestral (Esprit Orchestra) and popular musics (Jeff Healey), journalism (Globe&Mail, Toronto Star), magazine editing, high technology writing (Hubley & Associates), film/television (Alliance Atlantic/Showcase), advertising (Chiat Day), corporate administration (American Barrick).

 

 

House & Production Manager – Kelley Mitchell

Kelley completed her Undergraduate Degree in Musical Applications of Technology at McGill University in Montreal. Since moving to Toronto she earned an additional diploma in Sound Engineering from Recording Arts Canada. In 2016, Kelley was awarded a one year Metcalf Internship Grant to study advanced recording techniques with Rick Sacks at Arraymusic where she helped create ArrayTV. Subsequently she has engaged in projects at the Banff Centre and the Emerging Artist Program at Canadian Stage. 

 

 

 

Board of Directors

Mark Wilson, Chair

Karolina Kosciolek, Secretary

Kristina Guison

Laurie Kwasnik

David Lidov

Mani Mazinani

Nyles Miszczyk

Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh

Cynthia Wilkey

Gayle Young – Board Advisor