Santa Fe Pro Musica Staff
A musician and cum laude graduate from Eastern Michigan University, Andréa has been a Santa Fe resident since 1992. She worked as an administrator and facilitator in experiential education, health and wellness, and the performing arts. Before joining Pro Musica in 2021, she led the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association to great success. She enjoys the New Mexico outdoors, her role as a mom, singing with the Sangre de Cristo Chorale, and hiking with her dog.
Carol and her husband Thomas O’Connor are the co-founders of Santa Fe Pro Musica. She has worn many hats for the organization, including as the orchestra manager, program note writer, librarian, historian, marketing assistant, editor, production manager, associate music director, and the GRAMMY-nominated principal flutist. As the Music Director, she now manages and directs the artistic vision for Pro Musica. Originally from Las Cruces, Carol is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of New Mexico.
Music Director Emeritus and Conductor Laureate
Tom has nurtured the vision and managed the mechanics of Santa Fe Pro Musica for over 40 years. Originally from Los Alamos, NM, he had a successful career performing in orchestras and music festivals across the U.S. and Canada as a Grammy-nominated oboist, baroque oboist and English horn player. He has now decided to let others do the work so that he can spend more time riding the backroads of New Mexico on his BMW motorcycles.
Alaina lives near Houston where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Houston (UH). In addition to running Pro Musica’s marketing campaigns, she lectures for the UH musicology department and performs on historical flutes with many baroque ensembles. Alaina is originally from Albuquerque where she performed with Santa Fe Pro Musica and other organizations. She enjoys discussing New Mexican cuisine with anyone who will listen.
Gregg has been Principal Timpanist and Orchestra Personnel Manager for the Sarasota Opera since 2002 and Orchestra Manager with the Santa Fe Opera since 2005. He has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Gregg played in the percussion section for Santa Fe Opera’s GRAMMY-nominated recording of Cold Mountain and the GRAMMY-winning recording The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. He taught percussion at the Interlochen Arts Camp, University of New Mexico, and was on the faculty of Texas Tech University where he co-directed the Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Artistic Operations Manager
Katie moved to Santa Fe in 2020 after 25 years of working in a variety of roles for a California university. She is excited to return to the field of arts management, having started her career with Kansas City’s Harriman-Jewell Series and the Aspen Music Festival, and is particularly looking forward to ensuring that our guest artists and orchestra musicians are well looked after so that they can focus on performing at the highest level for our audiences. In her spare time, Katie enjoys doing crossword puzzles, playing the piano, reading, swimming, and hiking with her husband and two dogs.
Nancy moved to New Mexico in 1989 to study hospice care and fell in love with the NM sky. She currently studies herbal medicine and makes her own remedies. When not exploring the natural world, Nancy does all Pro Musica’s bookkeeping and finance related tasks. In addition to the incredible music Pro Musica brings to the community, Nancy appreciates and enjoys working with her professional yet down-to-earth colleagues.
Lisa Van Sickle
Box Office Manager
Lisa is a long-time resident of Santa Fe where she has worked in a variety of fields adjacent to the city’s visual and performing arts. As the Pro Musica box office manager, she enjoys making sure our wonderful audience members have their tickets and perfect seats for our concerts. When not at work, she devotes entirely too much time and money to making music on a variety of wood-and-wire contraptions.
Audio Technician: Kabby Sound Studios
Graphic Designer and Webmaster: Think All Day
Keyboard Technician: Robby Rothschild
Production Manager: Curtis Mark