Staff

Wes York

Wes YorkWesley York currently administers several music foundations: The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Amphion Foundation, The Koussevitzky Music Foundation, The Virgil Thomson Foundation and the Charles Ives Society. Prior to his present position, he was Grants Manager for these organizations and Executive Director of Kirov Mariinsky Opera International. At the American Music Center, he was Grants Manager from 1992 to 1997. He graduated from the New England Conservatory, where he majored in music theory and composition, and from Clark University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature. He is a composer and writes and lectures on contemporary music.

Silke Hilger

Silke HilgerSilke Hilger is a musicologist specializing in contemporary classical music. She holds a M.A. and PhD from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany. Previous positions include Head of Promotion for Boosey & Hawkes in Germany and Director of Publications and Promotion at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Former board member of the International Society of Contemporary Music. She is a published author and a member of the American Musicological Society.

Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin MurphyCaitlin Murphy is the Grants Manager for the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Amphion Foundation, and the Virgil Thomson Foundation. Prior to joining The Law Offices of James M. Kendrick, L.L.C. in 2012, Caitlin worked at Chamber Music America as their Development Coordinator and previously as their Program Associate, working closely with the Chamber Music America Program Department in contemporary classical and jazz grant programs, as well as providing professional development support. Prior to Caitlin’s time at Chamber Music America, she was an intern at Symphony Space. Caitlin earned her bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Caitlin is currently on the board of directors of the Astoria Music Society, performs freelance in the tri-state area, and is an enthusiastic audience member at many New York City performing arts events.

Jennifer Hostler

Jennifer Hostler currently administers several music foundations: The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Amphion Foundation,  The Virgil Thomson Foundation, and the Charles Ives Society. Prior to her present position, she worked in marketing and development with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Park Avenue Armory. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree and certificate in arts leadership from the Eastman School of Music then completed her Master of Music degree at Yale University. Jennifer is a bassoonist and avid supporter of the arts in New York City.