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Board of Directors and Mission Statement




The Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert is a 501(c)(3) cultural organization which works to promote opera through the delivery of quality operatic performances to a large and diverse audience throughout the Coachella Valley.  The Guild helps ensure the future of the art form by encouraging and supporting young singers with financial assistance, performance opportunities and through student and adult Outreach programs. Click here to read about our community programs.



Fisher, Glickman, Lind, Pomar, Johansen, Carrus, Eisenmann, Varela, Sorin, Mundt

Absent:  Cravens, Green, Hammack, Hendrix, Mittlemann, Patrick, Roberts, Rubin, Shevlin, Staudhammer


Bruce Johansen, President

Thomas Patrick, First Vice President

Jordan Varela, Second Vice President

Jeffrey Roberts, Secretary

Robert Hammack, Treasurer

Jean C. Carrus, Parliamentarian


Peggy Cravens

Andrew Eisenmann, Artistic Director

Dr. William Fisher

Renée Glickman

Jerry Green

Robert Hammack

C. Terry Hendrix, Past President

Stephen Lind

Barbara Mittlemann

Patrick Mundt

Barbara Pomar

Diane Rubin

John Shevlin

Nanci Sorin

Marie Staudhammer

Executive Director

Jill Battson






The Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID: 95-6220739. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Leadership of the Guild is 100% voluntary.  Officers receive no monetary compensation for services rendered.