Who We Are
Executive Team & Board of Directors
Erich W. Stratmann
Founder, Director, and PresidentRetired manufacturer and developer in San Francisco. Business graduate from UC Berkeley. Erich sings in two choruses and is a 22-year member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus. Former Finance Director of San Francisco Boys Chorus.
James M. Coriston
DirectorRetired Partner and Vice Chairman, Price Waterhouse. Jim serves on the Board of various private and public firms. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and serves on the Board of Catholic Cemeteries.
General Partner at private equity firm, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Has sung with Piedmont Boys Choir, Piedmont Troubadours, Harvard Krokodiloes, and Harvard Veritones. Past winner of Leonard J. Waxdeck Birdcalling Contest and a co-author of Harvard’s renowned Hasty Pudding Theatricals. .
Artistic DirectorMusic Director of the Sun Valley Opera and Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. A composer and arranger in high demand, his works have been broadcast on television in over 100 countries. Brett holds a Master of Music in Conducting from SFSU.
Director and SecretaryMartin is a seasoned human resources professional and is a frequent performer on the Bay Area classical music scene in opera, recital and oratorio. He’s produced several operas and serves as president of the board of directors of an Oakland based Arts Education not-for-profit.
DirectorRetired Partner and U.S. and Global Chief Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. George serves on the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System and is an active alumnus and supporter of the McCombs School of Business and Texas Athletics through the Longhorn Foundation at The University of Texas – Austin.
Thomas PullingRetired Managing Director for Citigroup, Metropolitan Opera Advisory Director, Board Member Houston Grand Opera, President, Opera Orchestra of New York
David ConteComposer, Conductor, The San Francisco Conservatory
Major General Michael Myatt
(Retired)CEO Marines Memorial