Our volunteer Board of Directors is composed of cultural and business leaders from around the Twin Cities with a passion for Early Music.
Joel Hanson (Board President) is currently Global Sr. Manager, Digital Opportunities at Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He has led numerous products to new success, ranging from mobile applications to business intelligence tools.
Joel is also a musician who was inspired by Consortium’s mission to bring early music to modern ears. He is delighted to be able to broadly apply his skills and recent MBA from the Carlson School to Consortium Carissimi’s unique focus.
Jeff Holland (Vice President) is a Business Architect at Delta Air Lines focusing on technology strategy. Prior to his 15 years in IT, he worked in Marketing and Finance.
He is a member of the Finance Committee for the ACLU of Minnesota and recently finished eight years of service on the board of AccountAbility Minnesota where he continues as a volunteer tax preparer.
Beatrice Owen (Secretary) is Executive Director for NARI-MN, a trade association for the remodeling industry. She has over twenty years experience in non-profit management working in public health, business, and education.
Beatrice has fond memories of her mother starting, directing, and performing in a madrigal group in Southern Minnesota.
Beth Nunnally (Treasurer) currently serves as the chief financial officer for Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota. From 1995 to 2000, Beth was the University of Minnesota’s tax director and prior to that, a non-profit tax consultant for Coopers & Lybrand.
Beth is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Minnesota. She served on the National IRS Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities from 2001-2003.
Steven C. Anderson is a celebrated composer and pianist (a.k.a. Steven C.) who channels his life experiences through the creation of music. Steven’s artistry and passion allow him to express his heartfelt music in a way that is both enjoyable and accessible to a growing audience of piano enthusiasts who particularly appreciate the spiritual and healing aspects of his music.
As an established and respected recording artist, Steven Anderson has impressively sold well over 2 million records. His beloved canon includes the popular CD Chasing Grace (American Gramaphone) and a best-selling series of nature themed CD’s with the acclaimed NorthSound Label.
His Heartstrings recording project, recorded in London at famed Abbey Road Studios, (the “A” room) features all original compositions, and boasts the contributions of Grammy Award™ winning conductor Arnie Roth (Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, Chip Davis ) and the prestigious London Symphony Strings. This remarkable recording has been heralded as his best and most musically realized to date, and has elicited great response, reviews and interest throughout the music industry.
Michael Maiorana is a composer originally from Detroit, Michigan. He has a B.A. in Music from Grinnell College and has studied composition in Milan, Italy and Paris France. Michael lives in Minneapolis and was recently awarded a 2018 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to write music for four different ensembles across Minnesota. He performed with Grinnell’s early music ensemble and loves being able to reconnect with that music through Consortium Carissimi.