Team 3A: Staff & Board of Directors



 Photo by Jacob Wade

Sarah Tiedemann
Artistic Director

Sarah Tiedemann currently serves as the Artistic Director of Third Angle New Music and as a member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra. She has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia with groups including the Oregon Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and at festivals including Chamber Music Northwest, the Britt Festival, the Astoria Music Festival, and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice. Sarah specializes in interpreting contemporary works and has appeared with Third Angle New Music, Northwest New Music, Cascadia Composers, and Boston’s Callithumpian Consort. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory and pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Sarah has received national and international awards and fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the American Women’s Club of Sweden. Also a skilled administrator, she previously served as Executive Director of Young Musicians & Artists (YMA), Communications Coordinator at Third Angle, and Marketing Director at Chamber Music Northwest. She is currently a faculty member at Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.

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Lisa Volle
Executive Director

Lisa Volle, Executive Director, is a former musician turned arts administrator. Lisa graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Social Work and a minor in Music. She previously worked for Friends of Chamber Music and Portland Piano International, as well as at summer music festivals around the U.S. Lisa also served as the 2014-15 Ambassador for Artslandia Magazine. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the office and concert production. Some of Ms. Volle’s key responsibilities include all the logistics associated with concerts, ticketing, contracting, maintaining financial records, accounts receivable/accounts payable, marketing, and fundraising.

Lou Watson
Communications Coordinator

Lou Watson, Communications Coordinator, is an artist and administrator. Lou was previously registrar at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, in Northern California, but came to Portland in 2010 to pursue a degree in Media Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Lou’s own art practice involves looking at the everyday and exploring it through video, sound and performance. She has presented work at the Henry Gallery (Seattle, WA), Tacoma Art Museum (WA), Whatcom Museum (WA), Schneider Museum of Art (OR) and Jubitz Truck and Travel Center (Portland, OR). In 2016 Tacoma Art Museum commissioned her to create a 30-minute piano piece scored by the traffic on Interstate 705, which is now on permanent display in the museum vestibule. Lou is from Suffolk in the United Kingdom and grew up neighbor to, and attending, life-shaping performances at Snape Maltings and the Aldeburgh Music Festival. As Communications Coordinator, Lou’s focus is to facilitate information about all things Third Angle and continue to increase the visibility of new music. For all box office enquiries please contact Lou directly at


Board of Directors


David Machado, President
Chef, Restaurant Owner and Consultant, David Machado Restaurants

Linda Woody, Secretary

Katie Abbott, Treasurer
Bookkeeper, Traffic Safety Supply

Elizabeth Dye
Owner/Designer, Elizabeth Dye

Jane Jarrett
Arts Executive (retired)

Donna Lee
Partner, Hart Wagner LLP

John Montague
Computer Software Engineer (retired)

Michael Reed
Partner-in-Charge of Visual Communications, Mayer/Reed

Betsy Russell
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, D.A. Davidson

Dianna Schmid
President, Dianna Schmid Marketing Communications, Inc.

Susan DeWitt Smith
Pianist & Associate Professor of Music, Lewis & Clark College

Lisa Volle
Executive Director, Third Angle New Music