Our team is small but mighty. We are dedicated to delivering meaningful, measurable, and financially sustainable results.


Graham Reynolds
Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs, and concert halls with collaborators across a multitude of disciplines. He co-founded Golden Hornet alongside Peter Stopschinski in the 1990s, and his artistic vision continues to guide the organization. You can learn more about Graham on his website.

Kate Murray
Managing Director

Kate Murray has a range of experiences in non-profit management and arts education. From traditional music at a school in Northern Uganda to makerspace curriculum at Austin’s Thinkery, all of Kate’s work connects back to a concern for equity. Before joining Golden Hornet in 2017, Kate completed a trans-continental journey, traveling from Alaska to Antarctica by motorcycle.

Management Provided By
Lobel Arts Associates

David Lobel has over twenty years of experience in the music industry, having worked for major and independent record labels and distributors, music business management companies, non-profit theater arts collectives, publicists, and promotion/marketing firms. As an artist, he has performed, recorded, and/or toured with the likes of Prince, Spoon, Grupo Fantasma, and many others.


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meets quarterly, reviewing all strategic and financial decisions. Their perspectives, each remarkable and rooted in a range of experiences, help guide our development and extend the reach of our programs.


Blake Trabulsi, President
Owner, Zócalo Design

Kathryn Blackbird, Secretary
Owner, Blackbird Fine Art
& Attorney

Ben Keyfitz, Treasurer
CPA, Senior Auditor for
The State of Texas

Madge Darlington
Founder & Co-Producing
Artistic Director, Rude Mechs

Tim League
Founder & Owner,
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Adrian Quesada
Producer-Musicians & Owner,
Level One Sound

Ann Hume Wilson
President & General Manager,
KMFA 89.5

Josh Robbins
Co-Founder & Bandleader,
Invincible Czars

Amy Holloway
President & CEO,
Avalanche Consulting

Lilah Obregon-Wilson
Music Supervisor / Producer,

Cristina Albarran
Release Project Manager,

Helen Lundy
Student Board Representative,
Young Composer



Our programs would not be possible without the vibrant members of our local and global new music community. This is a non-exhaustive list, acknowledging some of our current, frequent, and notable collaborators.


KMFA 89.5
Austin’s Classical Radio

String Quartet

Ensemble / Presenters

Performance Art Festival

Eighth Blackbird

Video Production

Buzz Moran
Audio Engineering

Red Glass Photography

Jeffrey Zeigler
Cellist & Label Director, National Sawdust Tracks

National Sawdust
Non-profit & Venue

Eun Lee
The Dream Unfinished