Lisa Oman, Executive Director

Lisa Oman, Executive Director

Lisa Oman is the Executive Director at San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP). In this role, Oman leads the organization’s strategic vision, ​financial ​planning, ​and fundraising initiatives​. In addition, she provides managerial oversight of concert production, artistic administration and handles the negotiation and final contracting of all artist engagements while fostering artistic relationships in the global music community. She works collaboratively with Eric Dudley, Artistic Director, the Musician’s Union, and SFCMP’s board of directors to oversee the continued development and execution of strategies that align with SFCMP’s overall mission.

Lisa has a 10 year plus track record of guiding strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and program development at nationally-recognized institutions. She has brought to successful premiere 41 commissions and over 50 new pieces and has worked alongside leading talent across the professional performing and educational music sectors.

Lisa is a seasoned financial and administrative leader for large nonprofit organizations. Oman was the Treasury Manager for The Trust for Public Land, a $350M organization with 6 regional offices and 35 local offices across the United States. As Director of Finance and Administration at CSU, Sacramento, she oversaw the corporate accounting, information technology and risk management serving Associated Students, Inc, the University Union and WELL Corporations. And prior to joining SFCMP, Lisa was the chief budget and financial officer for the Humanities division of U.C. Santa Cruz, with an operating budget $29M. She performed short and long-range planning for gift and grant administration, organizational and endowment development and financial reporting and business processes. 

Lisa has served as founding director of two nonprofit arts organizations and served as board member and festival co-producer of Sacramento Music and Dance Festival and is the founder of Composers and Schools in Concert a nationwide organization whose aim is to engage high school students in the philosophies, techniques and skills underlying contemporary music composition.

Lisa has had the honor of presenting at music education conferences, served as clinician at professional development workshops and has participated in a variety of music-industry panels. She has provided consultant services for music organizations and contemporary ensembles and served as a juror of grant awards for the Arts.

Oman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Gonzaga University with an emphasis in Cultural History, a professional certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts and a professional certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.

Lisa was appointed as SFCMP’s Executive Director in 2015.