Board of Trustees

Current Trustees

Sam Greenhoe, President (Brooklyn, NY and Putney, VT)—Sam is writer of poetry and short stories. He has been a part of numerous arts organizations, including Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers and 826NYC (an after-school tutorial program), and has lead set design and construction for youth theaters. A Putney native, Sam has attended Yellow Barn concerts with his family for decades, and his son, Eli, was a composer at Yellow Barn’s Young Artists Program.

Margaret Anderson, Vice-President (Chesterfield, NH)—After retiring as a social worker, Margi has devoted her time to vounteer activites.  She has served on the boards of the Domestic Abuse Partnership and the Academic Lecture Series of the Darien Community Association and worked with Tiny Miracles, an agency that assists families with premature children.

John Leppman, Secretary and Acting Treasurer (Bellows Falls, VT)—John has been a primary care physician in Bellows Falls since 1976. He is employed by the Springfield Hospital and is medical director of Southern State Correctional Facility.  He is president of the Rockingham Meeting House Association and has served as president of the Genealogical Society of Vermont and of the Vermont Medical Society. John has been involved on the board of Yellow Barn since 1980. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Vermont.

Daniel Chong (Somerville, MA)—Daniel, a violinist and Yellow Barn alumnus, has garnered wide recognition for his performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, and Wigmore Hall as the founding first violinist of the Parker Quartet. The quartet is currently the Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence at Harvard University where they serve on the faculty of the Department of Music. In addition, the Grammy award-winning violinist is a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble DITTO.

Jean-Michel Fonteneau (San Francisco, CA)—Jean-Michel, a Yellow Barn faculty cellist, is a founding member of the Ravel String Quartet, winner of two prizes at the Evian International String Quartet Competition, and recipient of Les Victoires de la Musique Classique Award for best French chamber music ensemble. He has taught at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, France, and is currently on faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Jean-Michel’s recordings are available from Musidisc-France and Albany Records.

Ian Rosenbaum (Brooklyn, NY)—Ian, a percussionist and Yellow Barn alumnus, made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in 2012, and this season, Ian also will curate a series of programs at National Sawdust, a new venue in Brooklyn. Ian is a member of Sandbox Percussion, HOWL, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Novus NY, Time Travelers and Le Train Bleu. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova, Naxos, and Starkland labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan.

Wendy Strick (Dallas, TX)—Wendy has served as a volunteer at art museums and private schools in Washington, DC, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas since 1986. A Suzuki mom for violinist daughter and cellist son She worked in public-interest and independent film in Boston, New York, and Paris, France. In addition to Yellow Barn, Wendy is supporting efforts for the Nasher Prize, an annual award for sculpture sponsored by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

Christopher Theofanidis (New Haven, CT)— Chris, a Yellow Barn faculty composer, has received many awards for his compositions, including an International Masterprize, the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship to France, a Tanglewood Fellowship, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Charles Ives Fellowship, as well as a Grammy Award nomination in 2007. He has been Composer in Residence with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and he has a long-standing relationship with the Atlanta Symphony. He has previously taught at the Julliard School and the Peabody Institute, and currently teaches at the Yale School of Music.

Lifetime Trustee

Janet Wells (Putney, VT) – Janet and her husband, the late David Wells, founded Yellow Barn in 1969. An accomplished pianist, Janet toured extensively as a member of the Wells Duo. She has taught privately and at Windham College and the Hartt School. With her husband, David, she was a recipient of a Silver Citation from the Vermont Arts Council.