Staff and Contact Information
RJ Hulse, Head of Maintenance
RJ oversees PMP's 28-acre historic campus on Shelter Island.
Anna Kaplan, Executive Director
Prior to moving to the US in 2011 to join PMP, Anna directed her own Israel-based production company dedicated to a wide range of arts, music, and educational projects. Anna holds a BA in communications from The Hague University in The Netherlands, and an MA in arts administration from Columbia University.
Emma Leinhaas, Program Manager
Emma joined the PMP team in 2012 after several seasons in artist services for Frank Salomon. While earning a BA from Brown University, she spent her summers on staff at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Emma sings in a chamber choir in Manhattan and has played violin since childhood.
Adam Meyer, Dean of Students
Adam Meyer, violist, currently serves as the Associate Dean and Director of the Music Division at The Juilliard School, the Dean of Students for The Perlman Music Program, and is on the faculty of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program. More here.
Katie Nojima, Director of Development
Katie earned an MA in chamber music performance at NYU and forged her career at the Metropolitan Opera before joining PMP in 2010. A North Fork native, Katie splits her time between Cutchogue and Brooklyn, along with husband Chris and toddler Luca.
Merry Peckham, Associate Director
Cellist Merry Peckham is a dedicated performing artist and a longtime educator who has developed a host of accomplished performers. She joined the New England Conservatory faculty in Fall 2017 as chair of the College chamber music program and as a chamber music coach. More here.
Toby Perlman, President and Founder
As President and Founder of The Perlman Music Program, Toby Perlman is a passionate advocate for the arts and education. More here.
Shelley Pyers, Associate Director of Development
Trained as a painter and a printmaker, Shelley earned her degree in Studio Art at Skidmore College and has spent nearly a decade immersed in the world of non-profit arts and culture. She joined the PMP team in 2012 after four years at Performa, the multidisciplinary arts biennial based in NYC.
Paul Wolfram, Assistant Director of Development
Paul joined the PMP team in 2009. Also a professional cellist, Paul has performed throughout the Northeast and previously taught at the Bronx House School of the Performing Arts and the Mozartina Conservatory in Tarrytown, NY. Originally from the Midwest, Paul earned a BM at Lawrence University and an MM at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in northern Manhattan with his wife Cory, son Jasper, and their cat Stormy.
Areta Zhulla, Alumni Coordinator
Greek violinist Areta Zhulla is quickly establishing herself as a passionate and dynamic artist, and currently serves as teaching assistant to Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School. More here.