Sandy Naishtat has been associated with Eugene Opera, in administration and performance, since 1991, when he first joined the chorus. Since then, he served as Interim General Manager for the 20th Anniversary Season, and appeared in over twenty productions as a principal or comprimario performer. Before moving to Eugene, he worked in finance administration at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles Music Center. In Eugene he has served as VP of Finance for the Shedd Institute, and, for fourteen years, as Finance Director for Eugene Ballet. He was a founding board member of Chamber Music Amici, and is currently serving as Treasurer of Cascadia Chamber Opera. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Theory from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, and, as a performer, has appeared with Opera Bend, Cascadia Chamber Opera, the Oregon Mozart Players, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Shedd, and Eugene Vocal Arts.