Staff of the Beethoven Center

 Patricia StrohPatricia Stroh, Curator

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

Sabrina Nichols, Administrative Assistant
(408) 808-2058

Dr. Paul Ellison, Editor, The Beethoven Journal

Public Service Assistants

Our Public Service Assistants 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
David Hui
Adriana Ratsch-Rivera
Angelique Sayson

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:

Anna Newman 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

Brian Wesley 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.