The Arapahoe Philharmonic Board of Directors

Beth Dickinson, Board President
Anthony Elias, M.D., Vice Chair
Dave Ernst, Secretary
Cynthia Curth, Treasurer
Brian Kriss, Executive Committee Member
Dennis Ferrigno
Edward Goldson, M.D.
Vitaliy Katsenelson
Charles Morris
Jason Richard Olney
Walter H. Rowell
Amra Tomsic
Anthony Zator

Joining the Arapahoe Philharmonic Board of Directors

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 for up to two terms before a mandatory one-year leave. The board meets once a month for its regular business meeting. Board members also participate in working committees that contribute to the organization’s operational and educational efforts. These committees include: Executive, Board Development/Nominating, Artistic Development, Finance, Marketing, Relationships, Venue, Education, Administration 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 regularly 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 through the AP office 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 is mutual interest, you will next meet with nominating committee/board members and staff. The purpose of this meeting is to answer any questions, meet key organization 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 you interested in serving on the AP Board of Directors, please contact the AP office at 303-781-1892 or

Community members are also welcome to sit on our operating committees without being a member of the board.

For more information on the Arapahoe Philharmonic, visit the other pages of this website for performance excerpts and information about concert schedules, special events and orchestra personnel.