THE BOARD & EXECUTIVE TEAM
Dr. Karl F. Miller
Co-Founder, Board Member and President
Dr. Karl F. Miller holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas. From 1978 to 1983, he taught composition and served as Director of the Computer Music Studios and Conductor of the New Music Ensemble at the University of Arizona. In 1983 he began his tenure at the University of Texas at Austin, serving as Curator of the Historical Music Recordings and Lecturer, teaching courses in American Music, Film Music, and Audio Preservation. His writing has appeared in the pages of the “American Record Guide,” “Symphony Magazine,” “Notes,” and classical.net. An experienced broadcaster, he has produced over 700 hours of classical music programming.
Dr. Miller is a past President of the Board of Trustees of the Austin Chamber Music Center, and was a member of the advisory boards of both the Roy Harris archives and the Texas Music Museum. He currently serves as a member of the Board of the Koussevitzky Recordings Society, Vice-President of Compact Discoveries, President of the Classical Artists Development Foundation, and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as well as a seven-year member of its Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. Recently retired from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Miller devotes much of his time to his record label: “Pierian”.
Darlene Wiley Bohm
Co-Founder, Board Member and Executive Vice-President for Talent Search
Darlene Wiley sang opera in Europe before returning to the United States to begin her teaching career at The University of Texas at Austin in 1981. A veteran of more than 2,000 performances and some 45 roles, she combines her expertise as a performer and voice teacher in the development of the Casa Vocal Arts Lab. Wiley’s lab is devoted to the art of singing, using digital processing technology with audio visual equipment to help the student learn the physical coordination needed to produce consistent, quality tone.
Board Member and Executive Vice President for Artistic Promotion
With more than 24 years of technology innovation experience, Ms. Anyck Turgeon is a highly-recognized executive with a consistent track record of business, marketing and IT accomplishments including awards such as IT Executive of the Year (International Business Awards); Industry’s Most Valuable Performer and Shaping Information Security People (Network Products Guide); Woman of the Year in Information Security (Who’s Who); finalist for Best Executive in America (American Business Awards); Distinguished Honoree as Executive of the Year in Energy (International Business Awards); finalist for Women Executives in America (Golden Bridge Awards); finalist for Turnaround Executive of the Year (American Business Awards); and finalist for Hero of the Year (Célébrations de Lévis). Ms.Turgeon’s passion for music started at age 4 when she first studied piano. She engaged in a special training program with Laval University toward a degree, performed at several national concerts, taught for several organizations and managed a music school with 16 students. Although Ms. Turgeon’s personal business interests led her toward international relations, executive business management, corporate promotions and tech innovation security, she remains devoted to her first love, music, and she is now responsible for the promotion of CADF and Emerging Classics.
Col. (Ret.) Ben I. Gomez
Co-Founder, Board Member, Executive Vice President for Finance and Executive Director
Colonel (Ret.) Ben Gomez received his bachelor’s degree in Music from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957. He went on to earn his M.S. and his M.B.A from the National Defense University . Col. Gomez was the conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at Gonzaga University in Spoken, Washington as well as conductor of the Summer Stock Theater. In the United States Air Force, Col. Gomez served multiple tours in Vietnam, developed the Computers and Communications Architecture for the Pentagon, and participated in developing the requirements and specifications for the $4.5 billion purchase of computers and communications to support all Air Force Bases and Major Commands. After a 30-year long military career, Col. Gomes worked 15 years in the private sector serving as vice president for business development for three Fortune 500 companies. Under contract with the Housing and Urban Development Agency, he directed the reorganization of the agency to more efficiently and effectively serve its customers. He also managed the development and publication of the first National Transportation Policy, which was subsequently signed by President Reagan. Col. Gomez serves on the Board of Directors of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, is co-founder and director of the Classical Artists Development Foundation, and is a member of the College of Fine Arts Advisory Council , the Butler School of Music Director’s Advisory council and the Chancellor’s University System Council.