The Board of Directors
Claudia Hulbe has lived in the Sacramento area more than 30 years. She has been active on boards of the organizations that her children were involved with, and later, as a board member of the Sacramento Science Center, the Discovery Museum, and the American River Natural History Association. Through the years she has supported local arts organizations such as the Friends of UCD Presents, the Sacramento Symphony, and the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. As a former chamber music player, going to chamber concerts is important to her. She is glad to have contributed to keeping chamber music alive in Sacramento by serving on the CMSS board for four years. Claudia is the group's historian.
Suellen Jost has served on the Chamber Music Society Board as treasurer since 1997. She received her BA in Business Administration at CSUS, and has been practicing accounting for over thirty years. Currently, she runs her own one-person accounting practice. Suellen, a Sacramento native, has been an avid enthusiast and supporter of the arts since her early childhood with evenings spent at the Memorial Auditorium, enjoying such traveling artists as the Robert Shaw Chorale, Leonard Warren, and the San Francisco Opera. In addition to her work with CMSS, she volunteers with Capital Public Radio, and subscribes to many arts organizations in the area.
Maurice "Mo" Kalisky has been an avid supporter of music in the Sacramento area for a very long time. Over the years, he has been a supporter of arts organizations such as The Sacramento Symphony Association, The Sacramento Youth Symphony, KVIE and KXPR and The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. He has lived in Davis since 1970. Mo and his wife Trudy are owners of The Upper Crust Baking Company.
Roman and Elizabeth Goronok
Described as "passionate" and "intelligently sensitive," pianist Ming Luke made his New York debut at Weill recital hall in Carnegie Hall at age 18. He has been in constant demand as a coach, collaborative pianist, and concert pianist and has served as music director for dozens of opera and musical productions. He recently preformed with the Pittsburgh Symphony and has been featured on radio stations throughout Brazil accompanying baritone Igor Viera. He is currently the Assistant Conductor and Education Director of the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. Ming covers Program Notes for the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento.
Peter Moniz is a writer by profession. Peter and his family have been long-time supporters of the arts, both in his native Sacramento and during several years spent in New York. Peter's wife Linda serves on the board of the Sacramento Youth Symphony. All three of their children participate in youth music activities. Peter heads the Programs and Concerts Committee of the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento.
Connie Sieracki maintained a private law practice with a focus in civil rights and environmental litigation and estate planning relating to long term health care and disability issues for 12 years. She is admitted to practice law in Kansas, the 10th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to practicing law she was a clinical instructor in pediatric audiology at Emory University, School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia, and on the faculty of Gallaudet College in Washington D.C. She has served on the Boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Horizon Theater, Washington, D.C., and ARCare in Overland Park, Kansas. In addition, she has done extensive consulting and training regarding disability issues with community service and medical organizations nationally and with the Episcopal Church in congregational development. She has authored or contributed to numerous publications and is editor of a medical text on syndromic hearing loss.
The board of the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento is a working board. Our musicians are paid professionals and the music director receives a small stipend for the work involved in program development and staffing the concerts. Most other tasks are performed on a volunteer basis. The board's active involvement keeps the ticket cost at an affordable level. The board consists of up to 11 public voting members, two musician members, and the music director.