Staff of the Beethoven Center

 Patricia StrohPatricia Stroh, Curator/Interim Director

Patricia Stroh has been Curator since 1986 and is Interim Director of the Beethoven Center beginning in August 2016. Contact Patricia with inquiries about the administration of the Beethoven Center, scheduling of concerts and other events, major donations to the Center, visits to the Center, research, and use of the Center's collection.
(408) 808-2059

Janice Zelaya Adminstrative Assistant Janice Zelaya, Administrative Assistant

Janice Zelaya is the new Administrative Assistant for the Beethoven and Steinbeck Centers and is in charge of assisting with the day-to-day operations. Contact Janice if you have any general questions about the center.
(408) 808-2058

Eric Gjovaag Public Services CoordinatorPublic Service AssistantsDavid Hui Public Services Assistant

Our Public Service Assistants, Eric Gjovaag and David Hui, help visitors during the Center's open hours, giving tours of exhibits, demonstrating the historical keyboard instruments, and offering guidance on using the Center's collections. Eric Gjovaag is our Public Service Coordinator and has been with the Beethoven  Center for the past ten years.
(408) 808-2056   

Dr. Paul Ellison EditorDr. Paul Ellison, Editor, The Beethoven Journal

Dr. Paul Ellison is the editor for the Beethoven Journal, a publication that is released twice a year dedicated to all topics relating to Beethoven such as articles, books, music, documentaries, bibliographies of new books, and must see sights for all Beethoven lovers.

Dr. Richard SoggVolunteer Docents

Volunteer docents are available to give tours and answer questions during the Center's open hours.

Dr. Richard Sogg demonstrates the historical keyboard instruments on Tuesdays from 2:00-2:45 p.m.


Tom BaileyAmerican Beethoven Society Staff

The Beethoven Center is also the headquarters for the American Beethoven Society and provides office space for the following staff:

Kitten Russell is the Executive Director of the American Beethoven Society.

Mona Onstead is President of the American Beethoven Society.

Tom Bailey is Membership Secretary of the American Beethoven Society. His interests also include orchids, wines, and golf. Contact Tom if you have questions about membership or visit the society website.

Shirley George is the volunteer bookkeeper.

Student Assistants

Dulce Hernandez is a graduate student in the School of Music.

Other Volunteers

Dr. William B. George volunteers as an indexer for the Beethoven Gateway project.

Uwe Wrede is indexing and translating German-language materials for the Beethoven Gateway project.

Fred Saunders is organizing the files of journal articles for the Beethoven Gateway project and assisting with our ongoing inventory and database maintenance projects.