Meet the Schubert Club Team

Schubert Club Board of Directors


Catherine Furry, President
Laura Sewell, Vice President, Artistic
David Wheaton, Vice President, Audit & Compliance
Dameun Strange, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Suzanna Altman, Vice President, Education
Doug Flink, Vice President, Finance & Investment
Laura McCarten, Vice President, Marketing & Development
Brian Horrigan, Vice President, Museum
Lynne Beck, Vice President, Nominating & Governance
Joanna Cortright, Recording Secretary

Board of Directors

Suzanna Altman
Mark Anema
Lynne Beck
Birgitte Christianson
Joanna Cortright
Patricia Durst
Richard Evidon
Doug Flink
Catherine Furry
Cléa Galhano
Braxton Haulcy
Dorothy Horns
Brian Horrigan
Anne Hunter
Anne Kruger
Seth Levin
Eric Lind
Michael Manns
Laura McCarten
Fayneese Miller
John Nuechterlein
Sook Jin Ong
Vaughn Ormseth
Nancy Orr
Jonathan Palmer
Karl Reichert
Kay Savik
Laura Sewell
Dameun Strange
Maria Troje
Sarah Wandschneider
David Wheaton
Timothy Wicker
Eric Won


Barry Kempton, Artistic & Executive Director
Harper Beeland, Patron Relations Associate
Maximillian Carlson, Program Manager
Ben Cook-Feltz, Patron Services Manager
Kate Cooper, Director of Education & Museum
Galen Higgins, Graphic Designer
Aliese Hoesel, Executive Assistant to the Artistic & Executive Director
Kristina MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications
Amy Marret, Director of Development
Janet Peterson, Business Manager
Gweni Smith, Education & Museum Associate
Anna Torgerson, Artist & Event Manager

Museum Interpretive Guides: Harper Beeland, Ann Braaten, Daphne Fruchtman, Alan Kolderie, Ed Kvarnes, Sherry Ladig, Dakota McKnight, Kirsten Peterson, Kalli Sobania

Project CHEER Director: Joanna Kirby

Project CHEER Instructors: Joanna Kirby, Nils Larsson, Enzo Mazumdar Stanger, Vanessa McKinney

Barry Kempton, Artistic and Executive Director

Barry Kempton was appointed Artistic & Executive Director of the Schubert Club in January 2012 following 25 years in music administration in Edinburgh, London and St Paul, Minnesota.  Educated in Southampton and Bristol, England, he played piano and trombone from an early age.  As a teenager he was a brass semi-finalist in the prestigious BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.  He held several administrative positions at the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh before moving to the USA in 1995 to take up the post of General Manager at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  During his eleven-year tenure in Saint Paul, his role evolved into Vice President for Artistic Planning, responsible for all performance and educational programming.  In 2007, Barry accepted the position of Chief Executive for the London-based chamber orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, working with Artistic Directors Richard Hickox and Stephen Layton.  Barry moved back to Saint Paul in January 2012 to lead Schubert Club, Minnesota’s oldest arts organization.  He currently serves as a board member for the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and for the Arts Partnership.  He resides in St Paul with his wife Cheryl and dog Coco.