Who is OPUS?

Executive Board of Directors

  • President: Audrone Meiliulyte Galentas (on leave)
  • Vice President: Barbara Norris Coates
  • Secretary: Sonja Radovic
  • Treasurer: Helena Cai
  • Director of Marketing and Strategies: Karen Do
  • Director of Community Relations: Denise West
  • President Emeritus: Linda Lin Yu (acting President)

Organizing Board

  • Ambassadors: Irene Anderson, Phyllis Anderson, Sandee Bernklau, John Brubaker, Kan Chou, Tanya Kessler, Susan Logan, Alanna Mientus, Sonja Radovic, Rachel Vanderploeg
  • Hospitality: Rachel Vanderploeg, OPUS Administrative Assistant
  • Fundraisers / Donations & Community Outreach: Julie BerkowiczBarbara Norris Coates, Paulette Moffett, John Schlaman, William Small, Jr., Denise West
  • Editor-in-Chief: Kevin Moriarity
  • Strategic Planning: Terry Liu, Karen Do, Barbara Norris Coates
  • e-Newsletter Issuance & Technology / Website: Preeti Kulkarni and Kevin Moriarity
  • Social Media:  Jayanthi Sunderarajan, Sundararajan Venugopalan, Christy McCulfor 
  • Photography: Enrique Lopez


  • Music Director: Mara Gallagher
  • Assistant Music Director: Dr. Mark Liu
  • Piano Coordinator: Sooka Wang
  • Artists-in-Residence / Orion Ensemble Representative: Kathy Pirtle, Florentina Ramniceanu

Board of Advisors

  • Dr. Linda Lin Yu, Founding President (1999-2001) and President Emeritus
  • Kathy Macko, President, 2001-2002
  • Isabella Dudreck, President, 2002-2004
  • Yvonne Fawell, President, 2004-2006
  • Laurel Holden, President, 2007-2009
  • Soo Chang, President, 2010-2013
  • David Walden, President, 2013-2015

OPUS is a charitable [IRS 501(c)3], not-for-profit organization that actively supports and promotes chamber and orchestral music education for young musicians.