Administration

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NOHA RYDER

Interim Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
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Ms. Noha Ryder joined the staff of Apollo’s Fire in 2015 as Director of Development. She served as AF’s General Manager during 2016-20, before moving to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the staff of AF, she had previously co-chaired AF’s 2014 Gala Benefit. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. With over 25 years of varied business, management and finance experience, she has been an active volunteer for the arts and has served on several non-profit boards.

CURT HANCOCK

General Manager
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Curt Hancock joined Apollo’s Fire in 2022 after serving as Director of Operations & Touring at the renowned Chanticleer vocal ensemble for 14 years. Prior to Chanticleer, he served as Administrative Director of the San Francisco Opera Center – the young artist training department of San Francisco Opera. He started out his career as Artistic Administrator for Central City Opera in Colorado. Curt holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Westminster Choir College. He is an avid crafter (quilting, knitting, and weaving), and shares in the AF staff tradition of bringing his dogs to the office.

JUDY IWATA BUNDRA, Ph.D.

Director of Development – Chicago
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Judy joined Apollo’s Fire in 2021 as Founding Chair of the Chicago Friends of Apollo’s Fire. She has previously served as Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a leader at DePaul University School of Music for 30 years, as well as a consultant for the Chicago Symphony and Grant Park Orchestras. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University and is recognized nationally for her work in the field. She has published and presented at music-education conferences throughout the country. As interim dean at DePaul University, Judy advocated and raised funds for student scholarships and DePaul School of Music’s new $100 million facility. She received the Via Sapientiae Award for her years of dedicated service to the University – the highest honor the University can bestow on one of its own.

BARBARA FELD

Director of Development – Summit County
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Barbara joined the Apollo’s Fire staff in 2020 as Director of Patron & Donor relations in Summit County. Ms. Feld is Executive Director Emerita of Tuesday Musical Association and has led Tuesday Musical for 24 years until her retirement in July 2013. She serves on the Apollo’s Fire Akron Advisory Board and was co-chair of Apollo’s Fire’s gala to celebrate 25 years of AF’s Akron concert series. She is a board member of the Akron Roundtable and past chair of that organization. Ms. Feld continues to serve on the Blossom Committee and has served on statewide arts boards, national arts committees, as well as the Arts Advisory Committee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additionally, Ms. Feld has served as an Ohio Arts Council panelist on many occasions.

NICHOLE FEHRMAN

Director of Marketing, Communications & Administration
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Nichole Fehrman joined Apollo’s Fire in 2021. She previously led marketing and communications for Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, OH. Nichole is an active pianist, organist, and flutist in northeast Ohio, also serving as the Associate Director of Music for Christ United Church in Olmsted Falls. She holds a bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Dayton and previously administered a large private lesson studio in piano, voice, and flute.

EDWARD VOGEL

Artistic Operations Manager
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Edward joined the staff of Apollo’s Fire in 2021, having previously worked in concert production and marketing at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He is also a professional baritone specializing in early music, oratorio, and art song, and works regularly with ensembles and festivals worldwide. Edward holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in Voice from the Yale School of Music.

LOREN REASH-HENZ

Patron Services Coordinator
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Loren joined Apollo’s Fire in January of 2018. As a voice instructor at the Beck Center for the Arts, he maintains a studio of more than 25 diverse students. Loren completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and regulary performs around Northeast Ohio. A Cleveland native, Loren has experience in administration, collaboration, and production.

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MARGI HAIGH

Box Office & Marketing Associate
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Margi joined the staff of Apollo’s Fire in 2009. She is a professional oboist and respected composer, with many commissions. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory. Margi handles grassroots marketing and program ad sales. She also provides musical typesetting for Jeannette’s arrangements.

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MELANIE EMIG

Staff Accountant & Patron Services Associate
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Melanie joined the Apollo’s Fire staff in 2015, assisting with box office operations. Prior to her appointment at AF, Melanie worked as the Registrar for The Music Settlement. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and a Master’s degree in Opera Theater from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Melanie enjoys teaching and currently maintains a Suzuki piano studio at The Music Settlement.

ERICA BRENNER

Director of Media Production

Erica has been the producer of AF’s CD albums since 2001, and has produced over 20 of AF’s CD recordings. She is also the producer of AF’s concert-videos. A classically trained musician with a Master’s in music from Yale University, Erica spent 20 years as producer and Director of Audio Production at the GRAMMY®-winning Telarc label. As an independent record and video producer, her clients include pianists Orli Shaham and Jon Kimura Parker, orchestral musicians from across the country including Joshua Smith and Michael Sachs (The Cleveland Orchestra), Ryan Anthony (Dallas Symphony), internationally-acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and ChamberFest Cleveland. Erica produces AF’s performance videos and CD recordings.

Gabriella Martinez

GABRIELLA MARTINEZ

Education Specialist
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Gabriella (Gaby) Martinez joined the Apollo’s Fire team in 2018 as co-creator of AF’s first in-school workshop for elementary grades – Apollo the Spider’s Musical Adventure. She is currently co-director and co-host of I ♥ Music, AF’s new Discovery Series of videos for young children. Originally from Cleveland, Gaby earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Dance from Baldwin Wallace University, and recently relocated to Chicago. In addition to being a performer, she has worked as a Teaching Artist and Program staff for many arts nonprofits in Cleveland, including The Dancing Wheels Company and Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. Gaby strives to engage different communities through her work, in particular, youth in creative arts-related curriculums. Gaby is thrilled to be working with Apollo’s Fire!

TOM FRATTARE

Production Stage Manager

Tom has been AF’s Production Stage Manager for over 2 decades, since 1999. He previously served as Stage Manager for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He has a Master’s degree in playwriting. He handles AF’s stage logistics at home and on tour.

MARTINS DAUKSS

Stage Manager

Martins joined Apollo’s Fire in 2009 as Production Assistant and presently serves as Stage Manager. He works in the area of production logistics and stage set-up for rehearsals, concerts and on tour, as well as handling CD merchandise sales on tour. He is a pianist and holds a degree in Music with Arts Management emphasis from Baldwin Wallace University.

ERIN RIFFLE

Hospitality Coordinator

Since 2015, Erin has worked with Apollo’s Fire as support for box office and receptions, expanding her role to Hospitality Coordinator in 2021. She has also been a stage manager for several theatres in Northeast Ohio since 2006. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN, and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University.

Contact the Apollo’s Fire Administration:

3091 Mayfield Road, Suite 217
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
phone: 216.320.0012
toll-free: 800.314.2535
fax: 216.320.0129
general e-mail: info@apollosfire.org

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