Our Boards

Our Boards

“Serving the vision of Midori to educate and transform the lives of children in underserved communities is a labor of love and gives time meaning.”
- Alan Fischer, Chair Emeritus and Board Member Since 1992

Midori & Friends is fortunate to have the leadership and governance of two exceptional boards of directors and artistic advisors. These individuals generously lend their time, talent, and professional expertise in support of our mission, and further serve as ambassadors of our music education programs throughout the New York City community and beyond.

Midori, Founder and President Emeritus
Peter Glaser, Chair
Marilyn Cohen, Vice Chair
Daniel C. Goldhagen, Treasurer
Geeta Sharma, MD, Secretary

Chair Emeriti

John D'Addario, Jr., Chair Emeritus
Alan Fischer, Chair Emeritus
Jill Klinow Jaffe, Chair Emeritus
Peter D. Lederer, Chair Emeritus

Board of Directors

Ron Claiborne
Marilyn Cohen
Alan Fischer
Laraine Fischer
Peter Glaser
Daniel C. Goldhagen 
Setsu Goto
Jennifer Hanley
Deanna Landivar-Ruiz
Robert Merrell
Debra Perry
Marc Richter 
Yukari Saegusa
Geeta Sharma, MD
Michael Smith 
Yvette Austin Smith
Makiko Tanaka

Artistic Advisory Committee

Emanuel Ax
Yefim Bronfman
Regina Carter
Paquito D'Rivera
Eliot Fisk
Wynton Marsalis
Zubin Mehta
Audra McDonald
Achinoam Nini
Mark O'Connor
Dawn Upshaw

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