Chamber music Stl

Board Members


Born and raised in Massachusetts Sheldon Culver, M. Div., D. Div. has a deep love for classical music, poetry and fine arts. She is a graduate of Washington University and Eden Theological Seminary, with a focus on Systematic theology. She is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ (UCC), having served congregations and middle judicatory ministries in Missouri and Illinois since 1974. Sheldon was honored by Eden Seminary with a Doctor of Divinity with the 2007 publication of her book Steeplejacking. She served on the UCC Office for Church Life and Leadership Directorate from 1987 to 1991, was Vice-President to the board and secretary for the Executive Director Search Committee and was an Illinois South Conference delegate to General Synod in 1985 and 1987. Sheldon has worked on the three-member Committee Process Team for numerous General Synods since 1991, served two terms on the UCC General Synod Nominating Committee, and two terms as the Convener for the Great Lakes Region. As Convener she sat on the Cabinet of the Council of Conference Ministers, served on the UCC Board of Directors 2013 – 2015 and was a Trustee with the Pension Boards UCC from 2010-2018. Now retired from service as a Pastor, Sheldon is a Diplomate with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, graduating from this North American training program in 1996 and is an active member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and The International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Sheldon resides in Columbia Illinois.

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Daughaday, M.D.

Dr. Daughaday is retired Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and served as Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1984-2012. He cofounded the Clinic for Mycobacterial Diseases, at the Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center in the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University, specializing in the care of patients referred for management of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. Carlos served on the Committee for Admissions at the Medical School and work groups for the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with asthma. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed residency training at the University of Minnesota, and military service at Walter Reed Army institute of Research, before returning to St. Louis to accept a faculty position at Washington University In the community, Carlos was a director of the Board of Education for the School District of University City, a member and President of the Board of the American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri and supporter of the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. His musical interests are varied, enjoying both new works and traditional repertoire, with a special interest in young artists.

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Siler, M.D.

Thomas M. Siler, M.D. is a pulmonary and sleep physician who has been in private practice working for Midwest Chest Consultants, PC in St. Charles, MO since 1987.  He currently practices outpatient pulmonary and sleep medicine.  He has also been involved in clinical trials developing new treatments primarily in COPD and asthma since 1987.  He has been medical director of the first sleep lab in St. Charles County since it opened in 1995.   In the past he has served as president of the Missouri Thoracic Society and as a board member of the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care.  He has also been listed as a Best Doctor by St. Louis Magazine. Dr. Siler has been a contributor to many St. Louis non-profits and is a board member of the Sheldon Arts Foundation and HEAL Center for the Arts.   He has an interest in all types of music from classical to jazz to rock and roll.   He also has been dedicated to music education especially in public schools and has supported several local programs in that area. Tom grew up on the plains of western Kansas in Hays, KS.  He attended the University of Kansas and received a BA in chemistry and biology and also received his MD degree.  Following medical school he did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at KU followed by a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at St. Louis University.  He has been married to his wife, Cindy, since 1979 and they have 3 sons, Frank, Chris and Jack.  Tom and Cindy both love to travel both domestically and internationally and have been to all 50 states as well as many European countries.  Our favorite country is the United Kingdom and we have several friends there that we enjoy visiting and travelling around the UK and Europe.

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Miran Halen is a prominent Fundraiser of the Arts and community volunteer. She has garnered widespread praise as a versatile singer of opera, symphony, chamber and recital music. Miran has performed at The Grand Center Gala, St. Louis Symphony fund raising concerts, UMSL concert series, the Art and Education Gala, and the Sheldon Classical Series. She performs regularly with Chamber Music Society of St. Louis as well as the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy and Festival and the Booneville Missouri River Music Festival. After receiving a Music Performance and Science degree from University of Houston, she won a position in the Houston Grand Opera performing in more than 30 productions. Distinguished performance occasions have included a concert gala for former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and additional appearances at recitals for international diplomats and politicians at the Missouri State Capitol. Miran was often featured in the KFUO Classical Radio Broadcasting Series “From The Garden Live” and at the 2005 St. Andrew’s Gala. A passionate advocate for musical education, she has participated as a performer in benefit concerts for the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival and helped spearhead a benefit celebrating the 30thanniversary of the highly acclaimed St. Louis Children’s Choir.

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Gerry brings over forty-five years of management experience to the CMSSL Board of Directors, from first level through company president, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, as well an impressive musical background. He was involved in establishing Clarkson Eyecare, Inc. and its franchise operations as well as instituting and expanding a full-service eyeglass lens laboratory. At Clarkson, Gerry was a partner for 20 years and served as company president, CEO and Chairman of the Board, taking the company from two locations to 64 locations in 19 years.  He has held positions in retail store management, telecommunications operations, community relations, full-service primary eye care operations management and served as a government lobbyist. Gerry has served on the boards of The Oklahoma Arts Institute, Ballet Oklahoma, Opera Theatre, and Clinton, OK. YMCA.  He previously held positions as Music Director for Catholic Parishes in Oklahoma City, Moore, Oklahoma, and St. Louis.  His community service includes Vice President of the Mount Vernon, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Past-President of Clinton, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton Rotary Club, Volunteer Chairman for the LPGA Michelob Light Championship in 1998 and 1999 and numerous other non-profit groups and organizations. Gerry graduated from Washington University, St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Theory and Composition. He continued his musical studies in keyboard at Fontbonne University and received a Master of Business Arts with concentration in Marketing from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He later attended Harvard University, University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, and Boston College for specialized studies obtaining Certificates in Crisis Management, Executive Management, Community Relations, Conflict Resolution, Economic Development, Public Relations and Finance. Gerry lives in Wildwood with his wife, Judy.

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Thomas R. Voss served as Chairman of the Board for Chamber Music Society of St. Louis from 2017 to 2024. He was elected to the position of Chairman of Smart Wires in 2014 after retiring as Chairman, President and CEO of Ameren Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, on July 1, 2014 – positions he held since May 2009. Tom served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ameren from 2004 to 2009. In December 2006, he was elected to the additional position of president and CEO of AmerenUE, Ameren’s Missouri operations. Prior to this appointment, he held the title of senior vice president, Generation, and president, Ameren Energy and Ameren Energy Resources. In this position, he was responsible for generation, fuels and services and related trading and marketing operations. Previously, he served as senior vice president for Energy Delivery/Customer Services. In this position, Tom was responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all gas and electric delivery systems and also for all customer care activities for Ameren’s operating utility companies. Tom began his career with Union Electric (now doing business as Ameren Missouri) in 1969 as an engineer after earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science & Technology (MS&T). After serving four years as an U.S. Air Force officer, he returned to Union Electric as an engineer. From 1975-1987, he held a series of successively higher positions – moving from engineer to staff engineer, superintendent and district manager. In 1988, he became manager of Distribution Operating. He was named vice president, Region Operations for Ameren CIPS in July 1998. In addition to Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, Tom serves on several St. Louis area civic and arts organizations, including, Dance St. Louis (Chairman Emeritus), the MUNY, stl250 (Chairman), MS&T, and Grand Center. He has been a champion of safety and diversity both within and outside Ameren Corporation. A native of St. Louis and a graduate of St. Louis University High School, Tom and his wife of 47 years, Carol, have three children and four grandchildren.    

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Rotman, M.D.

Recognized as an internationally known expert on endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery and anatomy and a leader in Hand, Elbow and Shoulder surgery, Dr. Mitchell Rotman enjoys a strong background in music as well. As a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rotman specializes in total care of the hand, elbow, and shoulder, including pediatric and congenital deformities, joint replacement, arthroscopy, nerve and microsurgery. He has authored numerous articles in the medical literature and is in demand as a speaker at national medical meetings. Dr. Rotman majored in Biology and Music as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana graduating cum laude and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. A hand surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine brought him to St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Rotman currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Occupational Medicine at St. Louis University and on the staff at St. Louis Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Center, Des Peres Hospital, Timberlake Surgery Center and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. When not practicing medicine and spending time with his family, Dr. Rotman performs with the St. Louis Philharmonic as a member of the horn section.  

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