Third Angle New Music Board and Staff


Cassidy Bolger, President
Architect, LEED AP, Holst Architecture

Jane Jarrett, Chair
Executive Director, Architecture Foundation of Oregon

Ingrid Hallin, Secretary
Principal, Ash Grove Gardens

Steve Bilow, Secretary
Service Product Manager, Global Services at Grass Valley USA, LLC

Katie Monte, Treasurer
Accountant, Spectrum CPA Group, LLP

Ron Blessinger
Artistic Director, Third Angle New Music

Tom Griffin
Vice President, RBC Wealth Management

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

John Montague
Computer Software Engineer (retired)

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

George Rowbottom
Computer Software Engineer (retired)

Dianna Schmid
President, Dianna Schmid Marketing Communications, Inc.

Lisa Volle
Executive Director, Third Angle New Music


Ron Blessinger

Ron Blessinger

Artistic Director
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Mr. Blessinger, a violinist, received a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a master’s degree with distinction in performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has been the Artistic Director of Third Angle for 10 years and has performed with the ensemble for 14 years. He has been a violinist with the Oregon Symphony since 1990 and has served as Concertmaster of the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra and Cascade Festival of Music Orchestra under Murry Sidlin. The Artistic Director is responsible for artistic quality and is the ambassador of the Third Angle mission.  Mr. Blessinger is responsible for programming, directing rehearsals, fielding inquiries from artists and arts groups, researching works, composers and artists for performance, writing grants, planning and organizing the season, pursuing recording and broadcast opportunities.


Lisa Volle

Executive Director
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Ms. 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 serves 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.


Sarah Tiedemann

Administrative & Communications Coordinator
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Ms. Tiedemann is a flutist and arts administrator, and joined the Third Angle team in December 2014. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and New England Conservatory, and also attended the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. A member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra and Salem Chamber Orchestra, she previously served as Communications & Marketing Director for Chamber Music Northwest. Ms. Tiedemann’s responsibilities include donor and ticketholder communications, assisting with marketing and social media, preparing artists’ contracts, and coordinating volunteers.