The first step to volunteering with us is to reach out to the nominating committee outlining your interest in joining our community. After an initial phone or email exchange, an in-person meeting with a committee member may be arranged. Typically, first-time volunteers join as a Member of the Corporation and if there is continued interest after the term, there is a possibility to join the Board of Trustees or continue as a Member




All Newton Music School’s Corporation is an advisory council of members who actively support the school’s mission.

Members of the Corporation help with general input and assistance both to the Board of Trustees and to the School as a whole. Members of the Corporation actively support the mission of the All Newton Music School by serving as ambassadors for the school in the community at large.

Click below for a list of possible activities that Members of the Corporation help the school to thrive in the following ways:

  • Serve a 3 year term, which is renewable
  • Attend annual meeting at which the school’s budget, operations and goals are reviewed, and new members of the Board of Trustees and the Corporation are selected
  • Make All Newton Music School a charitable giving priority at whatever level is right for them
  • Attend recitals, concerts, fundraising activities and special events such as Music in May and actively recruit others to attend
  • Volunteer to help one of numerous committees at ANMS, such as Development, Finance, Strategic Planning, special event planning.


    Members of the Board of Trustees at All Newton Music School occupy a central role in the life of the school. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance, direction, policies, and fiscal control of the school. All board members have fiduciary responsibility to the organization for sound financial management and to ensure that the school has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission and strategic goals.

    Individual trustees are expected to actively support the mission of the All Newton Music School by serving as ambassadors for the school in the community at large.

    Board of Trustees Duties and Expectations -->
  • Serve a full three‐year term with the possibility of serving an additional three year term.
  • Attend all scheduled Board meetings and actively participate in Board discussions. Board meetings are typically once per month during the period from September through June.
  • Understand the school’s organization, mission, goals, objectives, and Bylaws. Stay informed about the school’s current programs and issues.
  • Serve on committees and accept special assignments as requested and as possible.
  • Make the All Newton Music School a charitable giving priority. There is no minimum donation, but 100% participation from trustees is expected.
  • Attend major school‐sponsored fundraising and cultivation events, as well as school performances, recitals, and other programs as frequently as possible.
  • Help solicit funds, and help open doors for others to raise funds.
  • Understand that the board sets policies and focuses on long range and strategic issues. Board members are not directly involved in specific management, personnel or program issues.
  • Avoid any conflict of interest or the appearance of such conflict in any and all events on behalf of the school.
  • In summary, the goal of the Board of Trustees is to have each member participate fully in his or her role as a steward of the All Newton Music School.


    Nominating Committee

    Sally Anderson

    Rachel Goldstein

    Jennifer Weber

    Board Officers

    Paulette Bowes

    Dennis LaRosee

    Linda Heffner
    Vice President

    Karen Bottar

    Rachel Goldstein


    Dennis LaRosee, President
    Senior Vice President, PI Worldwide (retired)

    Linda Heffner, Vice President
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Karen Bottar, PhD, Treasurer
    Managing Director, Boston Financial Management LLC

    Rachel Goldstein, Secretary

    Sally Anderson

    Honorable David Cohen
    Former Mayor of Newton, MA (1997-2009)

    Gary Fox
    ANMS Chestnut Orchestra conductor; retired Newton Public Schools music teacher

    Toni Moninger
    Senior Vice President, Enspire Investments

    Preeti Patel

    Sarah Schott

    Steve Swanger

    Christine Temin

    Jennifer Weber

    Board Emeritus

    Richard Angle
    Judith Ashton
    Marianne Biber
    Betty Blume
    Robert Blumenthal
    Lee Bromberg
    Bonnie Carter
    Walter Carter
    J. Robert Casey
    Victoria Chu
    John Connelly
    Modestino Criscitiello
    Deborah Davis
    Priscilla Deck
    Sue DeMarco
    Thomas Engellenner
    Henry Finch
    Shawna Giggey
    Stephen Goldfinger
    Rachel Grant
    Mary D. Green
    Catherine Grein
    Carol Johnson
    Marietta Joseph
    Robert Keller
    Andrew Lane
    Steve Logowitz
    Chris Markiewicz
    Melissa Means
    Lee Paul
    Stanley Rosenberg
    Edward Selig
    Sharon Sisskind
    Frederick Stavis
    Ruth Stavis
    Patti A. Stoll
    Jane Weingarten
    Stephen Weisberg
    Denise Wernikoff
    Edward Wertheim
    Amy Wertheim
    Marcia Yates
    Ruth Zachary

    Members of the Corporation

    Virginia Adams
    Elaine Allen
    Pamela Bromberg
    Carol Brown
    Tammy Brynie
    Lucy Caldwell-Stair
    Judith Chasin
    Greg Chetel
    Nick Falkoff
    Debbi Friedman
    Carolyn Haynes
    Andrew Ho
    Madeline Marget
    Deirdre O’Connor
    Lindsay O’Donovan
    Maria Olia
    Pat Rohan
    Nancy Schön
    Bunny Silverstein
    Deborah Slater
    Judith Spar
    Jennifer Stone
    Rebecca Valette
    William Wallace
    Greg Wislocki