Board of Directors
Tamara Sotillo, Board President
Tamara has been a bilingual elementary school teacher for more than 25 years. She is also very fond of music and plays guitar and sings as a hobby. She feels strongly that music education is an essential part of the strong development of a young mind, impacting both cognition and creativity positively. She is happy to share her experience working with Latino families in Boulder as well as her music experience with the board of Boulder MUSE.
Ginger Perry, Board Vice President
I moved to Boulder in 1971, from Connecticut, and it was love at first sight! I still love it here, even after all these years. Music has been a central part of my life. For 20 years, I produced black gospel concerts at Chautauqua, featuring some national groups in addition to groups from Denver. I have been singing in a gospel choir for 10 years. I have been a radio d.j. off and on since 1975 and currently I am a d.j. at KGNU, for the Gospel Chime Hour and now for the folk show, Highway 322, the Americana show, Roots and Branches, and the Morning Sound Alternative. We are a non commercial community station, playing eclectic music. Finally, I have been taking piano lessons for the past year and a half. To quote Shawn Colvin, "If there were no music, I could not get by." I value MUSE for bringing music to young people, such an enhancement to their lives.
Carl "Skip" Rapp
Skip is a highly recognized leader and entrepreneur in the ski and outdoor sports apparel industries. He currently is Managing Director of Point6, an emerging athletic sock company. Previously, he was the founder of Hard Corps Sports and a senior executive at both Sport Obermeyer and Skyr. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Point6 and Leave No Trace, a not for profit environmental organization. Skip holds a BA from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford. He also served as pilot in the Marine Corps with the rank of Captain.
Larry Kaptein recently retired from the music faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Larry conducted a variety of ensembles and taught courses in conducting, choral literature, music education, served as chair of the Conducting Faculty, and Director of Choral Music Studies during his nearly thirty-year tenure as a professor at CU. His choral arrangements and editions, published by Alliance Music Publications have, for several decades, served as an important resource for choral ensembles interested in programming multicultural choral repertoire. Prior to joining the College of Music faculty, Larry served as music instructor and choral conductor at a variety of schools, church and civic choruses on the west coast. He holds a doctorate in choral music from the School of Music at the University of Southern California. Larry is currently a member of Cultural Council (Scientific and Cultural Funding District) of Boulder County.
Michael Maisonpierre, Board Secretary
Michael Maisonpierre has been a writer, an attorney, and, happily, a music teacher.
He plays jazz and classical music and loves to teach!