Julie Belock has been a member of the alto section of the Chorale since 2002. During that time she has also occasionally sung in the Chamber Chorus. She has chaired the annual PSA Sponsorship drive for 4 years. In the fall of 2019, she joined the PSA Board. Julie is a mathematics professor at Salem State University and lives in Somerville with her husband and son.
Mira has been a cellist with orchestra since 2012 and joined the Board in 2020. She previously was in the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and served on the Board. Mira has performed with the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the Boston Bar Association Orchestra and On-Stage at Symphony Hall in 2015. She worked at the Massachusetts Trial Court in Human Resources for many years and is now semi-retired.
An Indiana native, Adam resides in Arlington, MA and is part of the Orchestraâ€™s Bassoon section. He has been the Chairperson of the Orchestra and a PSA Board Member since 2012. Adam has led various programs for the PSA including the Young Artist Competition (YAC) and the annual Strawberry and Ice Cream Festival. Professionally, Adam is employed by CenturyLink, a Global Communications provider, as an account relationship manager where he has been working since 2002. During the summer months (and even winter), Adam enjoys the New England coastlines, especially Bar Harbor, ME.
Julie is an Arlington resident and has played in the flute section of the Orchestra for over 30 years. She is a member of the Orchestra Committee, the Music Library Committee, and Orchestra Publicity Committee. Julie is a rehabilitative audiologist by profession. One of her favorite hobbies is studying bird calls.
Mayumi has been with the Chorale since moving here from California in 2009. This is her first year as Chorale chair and first year on the board. She is a kindergarten teacher and in her spare time, she likes to read, run and bake.
Larry has been a violinist with the Orchestra since 2012. In addition to being a Board member, he continues to serve as chair of the Orchestra Library Committee. Larry is a senior software engineer at MathWorks and has worked in software development for 30 years. Previously he attended Arizona State University where he majored in Music Theory/ Composition and Violin Performance under Dr. Frank Spinosa.
Fred has sung bass as a member of the Chorale for over 10 years and has been a member of the PSA Board for many of those. He served as the PSAâ€™s web master for several years. Fred plays oboe with the SVNHM band of Wayland. He volunteers as a software engineer, manager, and photographer for several nonprofit organizations.
Jean has been a part of the Philharmonic since she was in utero as her mother was Phyllis Spence, our Concert Mistress for 40 plus years! She played the flute in the Orchestra. Jean has served on the Board as a community â€œat largeâ€ member for many years. She has staffed the ticket table for the PSAâ€™s orchestral and choral concerts, served on the Pops Concert Ticket Table selling Pops tickets, and been a valuable staff on the YAC committee helping to organize this event.
Ernie lives in Arlington and is a retired high technology executive and former professor of Computer Science. He has played oboe and English horn most of his life, sings tenor, and is studying cello. He serves on several corporate and non-profit boards, including the PSA Board as community â€œat-largeâ€ member, and is currently President of the Board of the Powers Music School.
Gary has been a member of the Orchestraâ€™s cello section for many years. He also plays in the APOâ€™s wind section on clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone. Gary has chaired the conductor search committees and serves on the Orchestra Committee, the Music Committee, and the Board nominating committee.
He is now a retired businessperson.
ORLANDO CELA, APO MUS. DIR.
BARRY SINGER, ABC MUS. DIR.
OUR MUSIC DIRECTORS ARE ALSO ON THE BOARD
Nancy has been a member of the Society and a clarinetist with the Orchestra since 2015. She has been a part of the PSAâ€™s graphic design team creating concert publicity flyers and the PSA Yearbook. She became a member of the Board in 2019. Nancy is a Professor of Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and an American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA) medalist.
John is a community â€œat largeâ€ PSA Board member who especially enjoys choral and piano music as a listener and performer. He works on laser communications technology at MIT and is a private pilot who has flown to 32 states.