Classical Kids Music Education applauds the strong leadership and guidance provided by its distinguished board members who currently serve as regular consultants on artistic, educational and funding matters. Their professional associations with some of the nation's most prestigious artistic and educational institutions ensure the continued excellence associated with Classical Kids.
Gary Griffin is an internationally distinguished stage director of Broadway and London productions. He is associate artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, has received eight Joseph Jefferson Awards for directing, and has twice been named a "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune. He currently enjoys success with his Broadway hit The Color Purple.
Alan Salzenstein is an arts administrator, educator, theatrical producer, consultant and attorney. He has served as Executive/Managing Director of many Chicago-area arts organizations and is currently serving as professor for the Arts Management Program at DePaul University's School of Music where he also heads the MFA/Arts Leadership Program.
Jan Kallish is an independent producer and consultant involved in a diverse set of projects that range from Broadway to feature film. She has served as the Executive Director of Chicago's Auditorium Theatre and as CEO of the Nederlander Broadway China joint venture. She is currently the Executive Director of Victory Gardens Theatre and an adjunct faculty member at DePaul.
Colette Krontz is an industrial/organizational psychologist concentrating her efforts in the area of program evaluation consultation for educational programs. She received the Governor's Award for Volunteer Service and serves on the board of Watauga Education Foundation, supporting work on grant funding for classroom enrichment and professional development.
Paul Pement has gained extensive theatrical experience performing in or directing over 50 professional productions throughout Chicago and abroad. He currently serves as the executive and artistic director of Classical Kids Music Education and directs the acclaimed Classical Kids symphony concert series.