Reba Cafarelli was recently named General Manager of Third Coast Percussion after serving for 4 years as the organization’s Managing Director. As a result of her work to help the organization navigate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was named a 2022 Top Professional of the Year by Musical America. She previously served as Manager of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago, and assistant to world-renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas. She was Manager of the 2016 Ear Taxi Chicago Festival of New Music and Executive Director of Ensemble Dal Niente in addition to working extensively in the Chicago area as a freelance project manager with an array of arts organizations including the Chinese Fine Arts Society, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Shattered Globe Theatre Company. Reba was the Director of Production and Education for University of Chicago Presents from 2007–2013, where she produced classical, jazz, and contemporary music performances and managed a range of educational programs. She led the organization as Interim Executive Director in its 2011–2012 season. She holds degrees in Bassoon Performance from the Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music, and performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before launching her arts administration career at the Grant Park Music Festival in 2005.
A trained percussionist, Colin Campbell spent over a decade performing and/ or recording with artists such as Arlo Guthrie, Maya Beiser, On Fillmore and Radiolab Live: Apocalyptic. His playing can be heard on the score for the documentary “Maidentrip.”
Since his retirement from performing, he has continued to be an active member of the Lyon & Healy/ Salvi Harp Technicians’ Guild, serving harpists worldwide, including Opera Australia, the National Symphony and National Opera of México and many others. He is also a woodworking and restoration specialist at Century Mallet Instrument Service in Chicago.
When he’s not working, Campbell enjoys advancing his woodworking skills, smoking various meats, and sitting quietly with a glass of bourbon.
Rebecca McDaniel is passionate about sharing music with others and about supporting the creativity of young musicians. Relying on music as a unifying force, Rebecca seeks to share curiosity and joy as a performer, educator, and arts administrator. She is the Marketing and Development Manager for the Grammy Award-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion, working closely with the ensemble in support of its performance, education, and collaborative programs. She is also an active chamber percussionist in the Chicagoland area, collaborating most frequently with interdisciplinary percussion ensemble Beyond This Point and classical chamber ensemble 5th Wave Collective.
Rebecca attended Furman University (B.A. Music, B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (M.M., Percussion Performance). When she isn’t playing or supporting performances, she is most likely found hiking, biking, or otherwise outdoors.
Mayshell Morris is a flautist performing in and around Chicago, a composer, and educator from the city's south suburbs. Graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business/Management and a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit Administration, she is excited to continue her career and work with Third Coast Percussion helping to fulfill their mission.
Ethelbert Williams, President | Head of eCommerce Sales, Digital, Data & Analytics, Kenvue
Beth I. Davis, Vice-President | Senior Vice President of Real Estate (retired), Spencer Stuart
Mary K. Woolever, Secretary | Art and Architecture Archivist (retired), Art Institute of Chicago
Daniel Knaus, Treasurer | Vice President of Corporate Development, Highline Aftermarket LLC
Jim Barasa, Member | Managing Director, CIBC Private Wealth Management
Friedrich Burian, Member | Board of Directors, Arts Club of Chicago; Senior V.P., Corporate Risk Management (retired), Northern Trust Corporation
Sara Coffou, Member | President (retired), Coffou Partners, Inc.
Julio Desir, Jr. , Member | Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Doner
Robert Dillon, Member | Ensemble Member and Development Director, Third Coast Percussion
Nimish Dixit, Member | Vice President for Portfolio Operations, Marblegate Asset Management
André Dowell, Member | Senior Director for Education and Artist Engagement, Sphinx Organization
Jamie Jung, Member | Owner, Provence Consulting LLC
Samir Mayekar, Member | Former Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago
Sarah Forbes Orwig , Member | Executive Editor, ABA Publishing at American Bar Association
Louise K. Smith, Member | Management Consultant
Catharine Fox Walby, Member | Director of Development, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra; Founder, Assai Arts Management
Martin Bresnick, Charles T. Wilson Professor in the Practice of Music Composition, Yale School of Music
Michael Burritt, Professor of Percussion, Eastman School of Music
Cliff Colnot, Director of Orchestral Activities & Wind Ensemble Conductor, DePaul University
Matthew Duvall, Percussionist, Eighth Blackbird
Charles Katzenmeyer, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, The Field Museum
Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa, Board Advisor and Strategy Consultant
Bruce Oltman, Fellow of Technical Staff (retired), Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Shauna Quill, Executive Director, New York Youth Symphony
Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor of Music, University of Chicago
Thomas M. Welsh, Managing Director, Big Ears
John Bierbusse, | Vice President and Manager, Research Administration (Retired), A.G. Edwards; Occupation: board member, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Sidney Robinson, | Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago and School of Architecture at Taliesin