Meet the Schubert Club Team

Schubert Club Board of Directors


Laura McCarten, President
Laura Sewell, Vice President, Artistic
Doug Flink, Vice President, Audit & Compliance
Dameun Strange, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Suzanna Altman, Vice President, Education
David Wheaton, Vice President, Finance & Investment
Maria Troje-Poitras, Vice President, Marketing & Development
Brian Horrigan, Vice President, Museum
Lynne Beck, Vice President, Nominating & Governance
Seth Levin, Vice President, Strategic Planning
Joanna Cortright, Recording Secretary

Board of Directors

Suzanna Altman
Lynne Beck
Aaron Brown
Joanna Cortright
Patricia Durst
Richard Evidon
Doug Flink
Catherine Furry
Cléa Galhano
Reynolds-Anthony Harris
Braxton Haulcy
Dorothy Horns
Brian Horrigan
Anne Kruger
Seth Levin
Nancie Litin
Michael Manns
Laura McCarten
Dr. Stephen Menya
John Nuechterlein
Vaughn Ormseth
Jonathan Palmer
Karl Reichert
Kay Savik
Laura Sewell
Dameun Strange
Maria Troje-Poitras
Anne Vars
David Wheaton
Eric Won
Donna Zimmerman


Barry Kempton, Artistic & Executive Director
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
Mary Beth Stevens, Patron Services Associate
Anna Torgerson, Artist & Event Manager

Museum Interpretive Guides: Ann Braaten, Daphne Fruchtman, Alan Kolderie, Ed Kvarnes, Ansel Langmead, Derek Parshall, Kirsten Peterson, Allika Polowchak, Muree la Roland, Mary Beth Stevens, Susan Thompson

Project CHEER Director: Joanna Kirby

Project CHEER Instructors: Joanna Kirby, Zeke Cowan, 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.