Chair: Roger Wight
Chair Emeritus and Artistic Advisor: Daniel Schiffman
Members: Martin Bookspan, Mary Cava, Fran Dance, Ina Dittke, Laurelyn Douglas, Jon Faddis, Pauline Gilbert Bader, Elissa D. Lumley, Linda Moody, Roger Wight,
Linda Zagaria



In addition to regularly producing well-attended educational programming, providing performance opportunities to emerging artists and established artists for works-in-progress, and recommending recipients of the long-established and highly prestigious Medals of Honor for Music to the Board of Governors, the Music Committee is available to all other NAC committees for advice and consultation, and often acts as co-sponsor of multi-discipline programs. The Committee's scholarship programs are on temporary hiatus, with the expectation that the highly respected Tilden Prize for Instrumental Music and National Arts Club Vocal Music Prize will be restored in the near future.


Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public.


An Evening with Sharon Isbin
Hosted by Elliott Forrest
Documentary Screening and Performance

Tuesday, February 24
7:30 PM

Sharon Isbin: Troubadour is a fascinating new one-hour documentary by filmmaker Susan Dangel tracing Sharon Isbin’s amazing path from prodigy music student to star performer and leader in the world of classical guitar.
WQXR personality Elliott Forrest hosts a festive evening celebrating Sharon Isbin’s diverse and unique musical artistry. The program begins with a complete screening of Sharon Isbin: Troubadour and concludes with Sharon Isbin performing live for the first time in our Grand Gallery.
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour explores all corners of Isbin’s life and work. Guest appearances from Martina Navratilova, Michelle Obama, Joan Baez, David Hyde Pierce, Garrison Keillor and others, illustrate the place Isbin has created for herself in the popular sphere, while some of today’s most important composers, including John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse, give a different perspective on Isbin and relate the process of creating guitar concertos specifically for her. Sharon Isbin: Troubadour debuted nationally in November on more than 200 public television stations.
Don’t miss a chance to spend the evening with one of today’s most prolific and prominent classical artists.


Wednesday, March 11
at 8:00 PM
An Evening with Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht

Wednesday, March 25
Jazz in the Grand Gallery with The James Zeller Trio