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Administrative Team

Joan Lounsbery, Managing Director

Following graduation from UCLA with a degree in Music History, Joan moved to New York City where she served as Carnegie Hall’s Programming Manager for five years. She was the first administrator of the Hall’s International Festival of Visiting Orchestras. In the early 1970s she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, serving as the national Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ first Associate Director. In Milwaukee from 1970 to 2000 she held top management positions with Skylight Opera Theater and Artist Series at the Pabst. In addition she ran her own management/consulting business: JLMS. During that time she also served on the Board of the National Association of Performing Arts Presenters, on the faculty of its basic workshop and as chair of its national conference. She has also served on the board of Opera America, on ten review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, and on review panels for Chamber Music America and Arts Midwest. From 1989-92, as a member of the management assessment team for the NEA’s Challenge Program, she conducted 65 on-site management audits of applicant organizations throughout the United States. In l989 she was appointed to the National Task Force on Touring and Presenting. She has held faculty posts in arts administration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she directed the undergraduate program in arts administration from 1989-92. In 1999 she returned to her native California as Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony and subsequently as Executive Director of Music in the Vineyards. In 2007 she returned to project-based consulting, and in 2016 became Managing Director of Los Angeles Baroque.

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Zenovia Edwards, Marketing Director

Zen has played baroque violin and viola for over 25 years, most recently since relocating from London in 2014 with UCLA's Early Music Ensemble, Los Angeles Baroque, Musica Transalpina, and for Pomona College’s performance of Bach's Magnificat. Her specialist training began under Peter Holman (Music Director, Parley of Instruments) and Judy Tarling (baroque violin) at the yearly Suffolk Villages Festival in the U.K., for which she played from 1997 to 2013. Edwards has a 1st class (Hons) Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K., in musicology and viola. In her professional arts administration life she has worked in creative planning and production roles in international artist management (Harrison/Parrott Ltd 1995-2001) and recorded music (EMI Classics International, 2001-2011) and for small music nonprofits. When not performing on baroque and helping out behind the scenes in a voluntary capacity at LAB, she enjoys being a section viola player and board member of Santa Monica Symphony; working as Executive Director of the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar, supporting her school district's middle school music department, biking to the ocean or camping with her family, and playing chamber music for fun.

Breana McCullough, Concert Manager

Breana H. McCullough is a Karuk, Baroque and Modern music violist from Bozeman, Montana. McCullough started her career at a young age and has since performed with various ensembles including the Sinfonia Spirituosa, I-90 Collective, Sound Salon, Carpe Diem String Quartet, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and others. She began a masters degree in Historical Performance at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, but has since moved towards a doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles as a fully funded Cota-Robles Fellowship recipient. Her research focuses on Indigenous representation in Early Music; as well as topics in the re-Matriation of Karuk relatives captive in various archives across the United States. She primarily challenges these archives in the development of relationships and the implementation of protocols that support Tribal, family, and data sovereignty. McCullough sat as a co-chair on the IDEA Taskforce for Early Music America and is the student representative in the Indigenous Music section for the Society of Ethnomusicology. She is a teaching artist with the Heartbeat Music Project bringing music education through cultural empowerment to young people on the Diné (Navajo) Reservation. It brings her significant joy to invest and elevate young people pursuing their passion through cultural empowerment in musical expression. McCullough currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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