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Ryan Brown is Switchboard’s Executive Director and co-founder. An active composer, his music has been performed by Kronos Quartet, Roomful of Teeth, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series, among many others. Ryan received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and currently serves as Associate Dean for Professional Development at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Jeff Anderle is co-founder and co-director of Switchboard Music. He is a pioneer in the world of low reeds, from Sqwonk’s tongue-in-cheek ferocity to Edmund Welles’ “heavy chamber music” to the complex buzzings of the reed quintet Splinter.  A proponent of contemporary classical music, Jeff is a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Paul Dresher Electro/Acoustic Band and the bi-coastal ensemble REDSHIFT.  Jeff is on the faculty of the S.F. Conservatory of Music where he teaches clarinet, chamber music, and music entrepreneurship.

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Annie Phillips, co-director, joined Switchboard in 2011 as publicist and in 2014 as co-director after launching the monthly concert series Switchboard Presents. A clarinet/bass clarinetist, Annie is an active arts advocate and performer. She is assistant director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at the New England Conservatory, and previously has worked for the music accelerator Zoo Labs, taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, founded the theatrical chamber group Nonsemble 6, and has also worked for the Magik*Magik Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.

Board of Directors

Ryan Brown, President
Jeff Anderle, Vice President / Treasurer
Annie Phillips, Secretary
Rose Bellini
Robert Kendrick
Asha Mungara
Dylan Tatz

Artistic Advisory Board

Mason Bates
Dan Becker
Paul Dresher
David Harrington
Carla Kihlstedt
Glenn Kotche
Jonathan Russell, Co-Founder
Greg Saunier
Pamela Z

Emma Logan, administrative assistant