The Arapahoe Philharmonic Board of Directors

Walter H. Rowell, Board President
John Leininger, Vice President
Cynthia Muench, Treasurer
Beth Dickinson, Secretary
Selwyn Hewitt, Chairman Emeritus
Anthony Elias, M.D.
Dave Ernst
Edward Goldson, M.D.
Brian Kriss
Roopa Kurse, M.D.
Charles Morris

Joining the Arapahoe Philharmonic Board

Benefits of Board member participation: Membership brings the satisfaction of contributing your unique talents toward the achievement of the AP’s musical, cultural and educational goals.

Board overview: The AP Board may include up to 20 members. Members are elected for three year terms with the potential of renewal. The Board meets once a month for its regular business meeting. Board members also participate in working committees that manage the organization’s operational and educational efforts. These committees include: Executive, Nominating, Finance, Marketing, and Fundraising. Members bring a variety of talents used to advise and participate in Board business. Typical skills and experience valuable to the Board include: advertising/marketing, accounting, financial, fundraising, information technology, education, media connections, business/community/political connections, legal, nonprofit administration, board of directors experience, human resources and management/operations.

Board member requirements: Board members enjoying participation are those that value music and music education, have the time to actively participate, and are team players that are flexible, collaborative, innovative and resourceful. Board members hold season tickets, attend AP concerts and events, and are asked to make an annual contribution of $500 or more to help support the organization and demonstrate their commitment to the orchestra.

How to get involved: The first step is to contact our Nominating Committee Chair, John Leininger, and submit a resume detailing your experience in the skills needed to successfully guide a nonprofit musical organization and support youth musical education initiatives. If there continues to be mutual interest, you will next meet with the nominating committee. The purpose of this meeting is to answer any questions, meet some of the Board members, and together determine if there is a fit between your interests and the objectives of the Board.

You may then attend a Board meeting as a guest. Upon agreement of mutual interest, the nominating committee presents its recommendation of the candidate to the full Board for a vote.

If interested, please contact John Leininger at 303-770-4159 or

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