Who We Are
Executive Team & Board of Directors
Erich W. Stratmann
Founder, Director and President
Retired manufacturer and developer in San Francisco. Business graduate from UC Berkeley. Erich sings in two choruses and is a 22-year member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus. Former Finance Director of San Francisco Boys Chorus.
James M. Coriston
Retired Partner and Vice Chairman, Price Waterhouse. Jim serves on the Board of various private and public firms. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and serves on the Board of Catholic Cemeteries.
H. Leonard Richardson
Director and Treasurer
Retired educator with independent schools, for 23 years as Head of two schools (New York and California) and for 33 years as Founder and now President emeritus of an international educational consulting firm. Singer with groups worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
Director at private equity firm, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe. Has sung with Piedmont Boys Choir, Piedmont Troubadours, Harvard Krokodiloes, and Harvard Veritones. Past winner of Leonard J. Waxdeck Birdcalling Contest and a co-author of Harvard's renowned Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Music Director of the Sun Valley Opera and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. A composer and arranger in high demand, his works have been broadcast on television in over 100 countries. Brett holds a Master of Music in Conducting from SFSU.
Robert R. Adams
Devoted Choral Performer and Musician. Has worked in Biotech for 25 years. Performed with Edo De Waart, Robert Shaw, Dennis Russel Davies, Calvin Simmons, George Cleve. Has served on the Board of Directors in a peninsula Non-profit Sports league.
A former apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera and resident artist with Opera San Jose, Cliff has been a regular with the San Francisco Opera Chorus since 2005. Cliff is a teaching artist with the San Francisco Opera Guild's Opera a la Carte educational outreach program.
Director & Secretary
Martin is manager of Consulting Services for M Squared Consulting and is a frequent performer on the Bay Area classical music scene in opera, recital and oratorio. He's produced several operas and serves as president of the board of directors of an Oakland based Arts Education not-for-profit.
Frmr SF Chronicle Critic & Founder of San Francisco Classical Voice
Retired Managing Director for Citigroup, Metropolitan Opera Advisory Director, Board Member Houston Grand Opera, President, Opera Orchestra of New York
Composer, Conductor, The San Francisco Conservatory
Major General Michael Myatt
CEO Marines Memorial
Chorus Director and Conductor with San Francisco Opera since 1987, having prepared more than 275 productions for the Company.
Corporate lawyer, arts supporter, environmentalist
Author “San Francisco Arts of the City, 1932-2012” Heyday Press, Fall 2012
Metropolitan & San Francisco Opera Star; Professor, San Jose State University
CEO Simpson Strong-Tie Corporation