She has served as Board President since June 2008. Dr. Hsu is Research Professor Emeritus in Music at UCSB and Director of the Henry Eichheim Collection of Musical Instruments.
Dr. Hsu has been a member of the board of CAMA since July 2000, and since that time has served as chair of CAMA’s Music Education Committee. Under her leadership CAMA has developed a music appreciation program that brings systematic music instruction to area elementary schools. In addition to instruction in music appreciation, the program includes regular live music performances by students and faculty from UCSB, Westmont, and Santa Barbara City College.
Dr. Hsu has a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Southern California. She completed two years of graduate study in Salzburg and Vienna on a Fulbright Fellowship and later held a second Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Hamburg and the Free University in Berlin.
Other officers in CAMA’s 2011-2012 Board of Directors include André Saltoun, First Vice-President; Deborah Bertling, Second Vice-President; Elizabeth Karlsberg, Secretary; and Craig A. Parton, Treasurer.
CAMA, Santa Barbara’s oldest arts organization, brings the finest classical musicians from around the globe to Santa Barbara’s Granada and Lobero theaters. CAMA’s 2011-2012 concert season may well be remembered as the “Season of the Century” with visits from three of the United States’ top orchestras: the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (first visit to Santa Barbara since 1953) and the New York Philharmonic (first visit to Santa Barbara since 1969).
For more information on CAMA and its programs, please visit www.camasb.org.