Staff of the Beethoven Center
Dr. Erica Buurman, Director
Dr. Erica Buurman is Director of the Beethoven Center and editor of The Beethoven Journal beginning in January 2019.The Beethoven Journal is a publication that is released twice a year dedicated to all topics relating to
Beethoven. Contact Dr. Buurman with inquiries about the administration of the Beethoven Center,
scheduling of concerts and other events, major donations to the Center, and submissions
to The Beethoven Journal.
Patricia Stroh, Curator
Patricia Stroh has been Curator since 1986. Contact Patricia with inquiries regarding
research visits to the Center, reference assistance, scheduling classes in the Center,
use of the Center's collection, and access to the Beethoven Gateway.
Eric Gjovaag, Public Service Coordinator
Eric Gjovaag is our Public Service Coordinator and has been with the Beethoven Center
for the past ten years. Contact Eric to schedule group tours and inquiries about institutional
subscriptions to The Beethoven Journal.
Janice Zelaya, Admin. Support Coordinator
Janice Zelaya is the Administrative Support Coordinator 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.
David Hui, Public Service Assistant
Our Public Service Assistant, David Hui, helps 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.
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.
American 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.
Dulce Hernandez is a sophmore pursuing her undergraduate degree.
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.