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Administration

Lisa Oman
Executive Director

Eric Dudley
Artistic Director

Amadeus Regucera
Artistic Production Director

Sheryl Lynn Thomas
Marketing Director

Kelly Quinlan
Communications and Box Office Manager

John Jaworski
Production Associate

Lisa Oman, Executive Director

Lisa Oman, Executive Director

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 contemporary 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, a nationwide organization whose aim is to engage high school students in the concepts, techniques and skills underlying contemporary music composition.

Lisa leads the organization’s financial planning, fundraising initiatives, and strategic planning; in addition, she oversees artistic operations, and directs the organization’s productions, media, educational initiatives, and marketing. Lisa was appointed as SFCMP’s Executive Director in 2015.

Eric Dudley, Artistic Director

Eric Dudley, Artistic Director

Born in Toronto and raised in Connecticut, Eric Dudley leads a multi-faceted career as a conductor, composer, vocalist and pianist deeply engaged in the performance and creation of contemporary music. Since its founding in 2009, Eric has been a member of the genre-defying vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, touring worldwide and recording a wide array of newly commissioned works with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble. He moved to the Bay Area in 2016 to oversee the orchestra program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, becoming the next Artistic Director for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in 2017. This year, Eric also returns to Australia as principal conductor for the Bendigo Festival of Exploratory Music, and leads Roomful of Teeth and Ensemble L’Instant Donné in a production with Peter Sellars at the Paris Festival d’Automne.

While living in New York City, Eric conducted and performed with organizations as diverse as Ekmeles and TENET vocal ensembles, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Talea Ensemble, American Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Signal and the New York Philharmonic. He was an assistant conductor for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Järvi and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra under Rossen Milanov for several seasons, and some of his recent guest engagements include the Ojai Festival in California, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in New York and Finland, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

Eric served on the faculty of Mannes College of Music at the The New School in New York, where he directed the Mannes Prep Philharmonic and The New School Chorus. He currently teaches the graduate conducting majors at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has been appointed to a year-long Artist-in-Residence position at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific in Stockton.  

As a pianist and chamber musician, he has performed with members of Novus New York and the Cincinnati and Princeton symphony orchestras. His own music has been premiered and recorded by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Quey Percussion Duo, and by Roomful of Teeth.

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music, and both a master’s and doctorate degree in orchestral conducting from Yale, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Prize. He lives in Walnut Creek, California with his wife Melanie and their infant son Ethan.

Sheryl Lynn Thomas, Marketing Director

Sheryl Lynn Thomas, Marketing Director

Sheryl Lynn Thomas is a senior marketing executive with expertise in strategic marketing, having led marketing communications in organizations such as California Jazz Conservatory, Living Jazz, Patois Records, and Ridgeway Records and Arts over the past 15 years.

Sheryl Lynn holds a holds a Master of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from San Francisco State University, with an emphasis on Musical Theater. Sheryl Lynn is passionate about music education, supporting independent artists, and communicating the importance of music and art as the connecting threads within our society.

Amadeus Regucera, Artistic Production Director

Amadeus Regucera, Artistic Production Director

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.