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

Lisa Oman, Executive Director

Lisa Oman, Executive Director

​Lisa Oman is the Executive Director at San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. In this role, Oman 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. She works closely with Eric Dudley, Artistic Director, the Local Musician’s Union, and SFCMP’s board of directors to oversee the continued development and execution of strategies that are in line with SFCMP’s overall mission.

Lisa is a seasoned financial and administrative leader for large nonprofit organizations. Before joining SFCMP, Oman managed the financial operations of the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division. She began working in higher education in 2009 as Director of Finance and Administration at CSU, Sacramento overseeing the corporate accounting, information technology and risk management serving Associated Students, Inc, the University Union and WELL Corporation. Prior​ to ​working in higher education, Oman oversaw the daily treasury operations and cash flow ​of 6 regional offices and 35 local offices across the United States at The Trust for Public Land.

Lisa Oman is a trained classical musician and lifelong advocate of music and music education. Oman 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 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 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.

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.

Sheryl Lynn Thomas, Marketing Director

Sheryl Lynn Thomas, Marketing Director

Sheryl Lynn Thomas brings fifteen years of dedicated marketing experience to SFCMP with expertise in digital and print marketing for music organizations. Thomas has led marketing initiatives at California Jazz Conservatory, Living Jazz, Patois Records, and Ridgeway Records and Arts. Thomas 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. She is passionate about music education, supporting artists, and communicating the importance of music and art as the connecting threads within our complex society.