National Advisory Council

Natalie Zhu, Co-Chair, concert pianist; Artistic Director, Kingston Chamber Music Festival; Astral Laureate

Andrew Hauze, Co-Chair, conductor; pianist; vocal coach; Associate in Performance, Swarthmore College

Jason Belz, Vice President, Director of Booking and Artist Manager, Kirshbaum Associates, Inc.

Igor Begelman, concert clarinetist; faculty, Brooklyn College and Sarah Lawrence College, Astral Laureate

Che-Hung Chen, violist, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Mary Javian, Director of Professional Development and Community Engagement, Curtis Institute of Music

Yumi Kendall, Assistant Principal Cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Founder, The Suzuki Alumni Project; member, Astral Board of Directors

Matt Levy, Prism Saxophone Quartet

Christopher Merritt, M.D. F.A.C.R., member, Astral Board of Directors

Jayce Ogren, Conductor, Composer; Artistic Director, Orchestra 2001

Bill Palant, Managing Director, Etude Arts

Ben Spalter, Chief Of Operations, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Ryo Yanagitani, pianist

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