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Taos Opera Institute

Board of Directors

Mark Craig

General Director

Kandace Nachtrab - Chair

Audris Griffin - Secretary

Sidney Bender - Member

Mary McPhail Gray - Member

Renee Shortlidge - Member

Kay Anderson - Member

Molly Steinbach - Member

Christine Riveles - Member

From Left to Right Above: Sidney, Molly, Kay,

Audris, Mary & Kandace

Honorary Board

Mary Jane Johnson

Founder - Director Emerita

Linda Poetschke

Founder - Director Emerita

Charles MacKay 

Former General Director-Santa Fe Opera

Elizabeth Crittenden

Artists Manager - Columbia Artists

Carol Isaac 

Assistant conductor - Metropolitan Opera

Jacque Trussell

Singer - Professor

Jay Hunter Morris


Kathleen Clawson

Singer - Stage Director

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