Board President - Elizabeth Kahn, PhD  

     Daughter of a New York music critic, the late Paul Affelder, Elizabeth Kahn led a charmed life growing up attending any and all concerts, operas and theater free in critics’ seats. She majored in voice and piano at Brandeis University and continued at Brandeis as a graduate student in musicology. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Comparative Literature, where she created a special niche studying the relationship between music and text.  She has taught music appreciation and humanities at Brandeis and Harvard and she and her husband, Joe,  own a concert program note service called Word Pros, Inc.

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Executive Director - Kaine Riggan has an extensive career in arts management and development including serving as Director of Performing Arts for the State of Tennessee (Tennessee Arts Commission). He founded the nation's first multi-disciplined Senior Center for the Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and ran the organization for its first five years. He has served as business manager for Temple Theatre in Sanford and the 1800-seat Royal Palace Theatre in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  Also a music-lover, Kaine has sang on the Grand Ole Opry, plays the double bass, guitar and mandolin and has written two musicals which enjoyed regional success in Nashville.  A native of Vance County, he lives on Kerr Lake  and enjoys buying and selling classic cars on the side.