2003-2005: Maria Guralnik, Van Cliburn Foundation


As a quick note to summarize my term (2003-2005), I think it is fair to say that NAPAMA began to focus on its educational programs and professional services as a benefit not only to members but the field at large. This included beginning a series of coordinated workshops presented at regional and national conferences in cooperation with our colleagues at the service organizations involved and engaging the ongoing assistance of Brian Goldstein and other outside experts to address a host of legal, ethical and other industry concerns. We also made Board selection/bylaws a priority with the awareness that dues best supported our advocacy and education programs. Finally, with the leadership of Board members Sue Buss and then Myles Weinstein, we created a professional website that continues to serve as a useful source for artists, managers, agents and presenters - whether members or not!