The Board

Taos Opera Institute

Board of Directors

Mary Jane Johnson

Founder - Artistic Director

Linda Poetschke

Founder - Program Director

Kandace Nachtrab - Chair

David S. Johnson - Co-Treasurer

Edward Poetschke - Co-Treasurer

Sidney Bender - Member

Rusty Gaston - Member

Mary McPhail Gray - Member

Joyce Herring - Member

Mark Jackson - Member

Molly Steinbach - Member

Vicky Zillioux - Member

Catherine Guynes - Emeritus Member


Honorary Board


Charles MacKay 

Former General Director-Santa Fe Opera

Elizabeth Crittenden

Artists Manager - Columbia Artists

Carol Isaac 

Assistant conductor - Metropolitan Opera

Jacque Trussell

Singer - Professor

Richard Stilwell

Singer - Professor

Jay Hunter Morris


Kathleen Clawson

Singer - Stage Director

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This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts and Taos county Lodgers