Steven Schick, Artistic Director
Lisa Oman, Executive Director
Cheryl Steets, Marketing and Communications Director
Amadeus Regucera, Artistic Production Director
John Jaworski, Production Assistant
Kassidy Koyama, Marketing Intern
Steven Schick, Artistic Director
Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. For forty years he has championed contemporary music by commissioning or premiering more than one hundred-fifty new works. He was the founding percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars (1992-2002) and served as Artistic Director of the Centre International de Percussion de Genève (2000-2005). Schick is founder and Artistic Director of the percussion group, “red fish blue fish”. Currently he is Music Director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus in addition to serving as SFCMP’s Artistic Director. In 2012 he became the first Artist-in-Residence with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Schick founded and is currently Artistic Director of “Roots and Rhizomes,” a summer course on contemporary percussion music held at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He maintains a lively schedule of guest conducting including appearances in this season with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Nova Chamber Ensemble and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. Schick will be music director of the 2015 Ojai Festival. Among his acclaimed publications are a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and numerous recordings of contemporary percussion music including a 3 CD set of the complete percussion music of Iannis Xenakis (Mode). Mode released a companion recording on DVD of the early percussion music of Karlheinz Stockhausen in September of 2014. Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego and he was named Artistic Director of SFCMP in 2011.
Reed Family Presidential Chair in Music, University of California, San Diego
Music Director, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus
Co-Artistic Director, Banff Centre’s Summer Music Program
Artistic Director, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Lisa Oman is a trained classical musician and lifelong advocate of music and music education. Lisa’s professional career has focused on the administration and management of nonprofit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University, a professional certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a professional certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.
Lisa brings fifteen years of senior-level experience in financial and administrative leadership for large nonprofit organizations. Lisa is a loyal and committed advocate for the relevance of classical music in our society and is thrilled to provide her expertise to support the talented performers, composers, and students that are part of the SFCMP community. Lisa is the founder of Composers and Schools in Concert, a nonprofit organization whose aim is to engage high school students in the concepts, techniques and skills underlying contemporary music composition. Lisa was appointed as SFCMP’s Executive Director in 2015.
Cheryl Steets is a senior marketing executive with extensive expertise in strategic marketing communications, having led marketing communications teams in organizations of all sizes from start-ups to multi-million dollar international corporations over the past 18 years.
As Chief Operating Officer of gINT Software in Santa Rosa CA, Cheryl led the organization to quadruple its revenue in a short seven-year period. As marketing director for Bentley Systems, a global corporation based in Exton, PA, Cheryl oversaw many successful international and multilingual marketing initiatives over a six-year period, including strategic planning, event marketing, and social media outreach with multinational teams.
In addition to her professional marketing career, Cheryl holds a Ph.D. from UCLA with a focus on ancient languages, specializing in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit and early Persian, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Classics from the University of Rhode Island. Cheryl is the founder and president of Inner Sunrise LLC, an organization devoted to wellness that offers products and educational information related stress relief and work-life balance. Alongside her extensive business and academic experience, Cheryl brings a deep love and profound appreciation for the glories of music, literature, theater, and fine art.
Amadeus Regucera has worked as a composer, performer, and producer of new music since completing his doctorate in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley.
As Production Director of UC Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble and Production and Operations Manager of the University of California, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus has produced a variety of large scale and portrait concerts, composer residencies and special projects. Amadeus has devoted his career to the creation of contemporary music and to the production of events and concerts that bring this music to audiences worldwide.
Amadeus specializes in contemporary chamber and orchestral music. His own compositions have been performed internationally at ManiFeste, the Festival Musica, Voix Nouvelles (France), the Resonant Bodies Festival and the SONiC Festival (New York), the Havana Festival of Contemporary Music as part of the American Composers Forum artist delegation, the Hong Kong Modern Academy, the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, the Impuls Academy (Austria), June in Buffalo, and the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts. Groups such as Ensemble Linea, JACK string quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and Duo Cortona have performed his music.