Cosmic Advisors

Pat Alea

Dan Baumann

Martha Casey

Linda Clauder

Sue Cleary Koch

Alexandra Dove

Pat Geisler

Norman Gilliland

Bob Horowitz

Barbara Johnson

Susan King

Bill Kraus

Marsha Lindsay

Susan Lockhart

Carla Love

Katherine Naherny

Kay Plantes

George Reizner

Carol Schroeder

Toni Sikes

Vicki Stewart

Patricia Takemoto

Jan Terry

Tom Terry

Jane Villa

Bonnie Wendel

Harvey Wendel

Daphne Webb

Suzie Wilkinson

Violinist Paran Amirinazari, an avid chamber musician, is a founding member and artistic drector of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is a former member of the Hunt String Quartet and has recently earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, cellist TRACE JOHNSON received his Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012 and was recently awarded his Master of Music degree at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. As the first place winner in the conservatory's annual concerto competition, he performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia in 2014. Later that fall, he won first prize in the 2014 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's chamber competition, and in 2016 he performed in a New York debut concert with fellow Lynn Conservatory musicians at the Kosciuszko Foundation. For the past two summers, Mr. Johnson has appeared in both orchestral and chamber ensembles as a fellow with the Atlantic Music Festival. He has also participated in other summer festivals including the Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Centre d'Arts, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Mr. Johnson is currently working in a variety of performing ensembles in South Florida and is a section cellist with the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Johnson is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)

Bass-Baritone TIMOTHY JONES has performed in opera houses and with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. In opera houses he has performed leading roles in The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, Falstaff, Macbeth, and La Traviata. He has been a frequent guest with the Victoria Bach Festival, New Texas Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Ars Lyrica Houston, Cactus Pear Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. As a committed performer of contemporary music, Mr. Jones has commissioned and premiered many compositions by leading composers of our time. He lives in Houston, where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston. (Website)

Barbara JohnsonBarbara Johnson has spent her career in publishing, mostly in New York and, since 2009, in Madison, where she recently retired as president of Rowland Reading Foundation. In New York, she was the president of Time Warner’s legal publishing division and an internet entrepreneur. Listening to chamber music? Having fun? She’s loved discovering them together in Madison at BDDS.

Carol & Dean SchroederCarol “Orange” Schroeder and her husband Dean have been co-owners of Orange Tree Imports on Monroe Street since 1975. She also does freelance writing on the subjects of retailing, Danish culture and medical terminology. She has served on the CitiArts Commission, the boards of WHA-TV, United Way, Susan G Komen for the Cure, and the Madison Youth Choirs, as well as the advisory boards of Savoyards and APT.

Vicki StewartVicki Stewart helped to found Madison Repertory Theatre in 1969. She held just about every position there through the years until her retirement in 1999. She has been a member of the Madison Arts Commission and has continued to volunteer for civic organizations such as Downtown Rotary Club and the Theater Grant Advisory Panel of Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.

Jane VillaJane Villa is on the board of the Wisconsin Historical Foundation and is a member of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s development committee.  Other favorite volunteer activities supporting the arts or social progress have included founding a support group for International Students’ Spouses with the Florida State University faculty and other groups, and as translator for Emory University’s South Georgia Migrant Worker Project.  She has also volunteered for organizations in Chicago as well as in London.