Access to Music Foundation
  • Cal Misener, Vice Chairperson/Treasurer

  • Cal Misener is a thought leader, inspired entrepreneur, lifestyle design expert and a passionate speaker and coach. He has been a successful entrepreneur for over 15 years and has built many successful businesses, most recently a real estate investment business which has gone from start up to amassing a portfolio worth over $2 million in under 2 years. He is a man of many passions including food, travel, experiencing the great outdoors, building meaningful connections with other people and music. One of his greatest passions is promoting the power of touching people’s lives through music. Cal is an award winning musician and has helped raise thousands of dollars for a variety of charitable organizations including March of Dimes, Salvation Army, ALS Society of Canada and Music BC. He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from George Washington University, is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers as well as the Global Speakers Federation. He lives a life of passion and possibility with his wife on an island on Canada’s West Coast. Cal is currently the Vice Chair of the Access To Music Foundation and has been a board member since 2011.

  • PHONE:
    604-648-5929
  • Email:
    cal.misener@telus.com
  • Nova Koocher, Director at Large

  • Nova is the VP, Artist Development for TwinSpin Music as well as owner of Nova Music Services. As a proud supporter of independent musicians, she works with artists in management, marketing and artist development. Nova was elected to the Board of Directors for Access to Music Foundation in 2013.

  • PHONE:
    778-279-2212
  • Email:
    nova@novamusicservices.com
  • Vince Ditrich, Director at Large

  • A lifelong musician and drummer / manager of west coast favourites ‘Spirit of the West’ for over a quarter century, Vince has been in the Vancouver music world since the mid 1980s when a deep loathing of arcitc temperatures prompted him to move to Vancouver. In his long career he has appeared on dozens of albums as musician, producer, composer or coffee fetcher, has performed thousands of live concerts all over the world, has been enshrined in the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame (with a star in the StarWalk) and also Hall of Fame of the Western Canadian Music Association. SOCAN also saw fit to present him and his bandmates with the National Achievement Award, and CARAS made him percussionist of the year at one point in the dusty, distant past. He is proud to show visitors his 9 gold and platinum records and remind them that Stan Mikita once thanked him personally for singing the anthems at a game. Vince was elected to the Board of Access to Music Foundation in the Fall of 2013. Strangely, long walks on the beach with fellow board member Greg Simpson NEVER tire him out!

  • PHONE:
    (212) 869-0835
  • Email:
    vince@frontsidegroup.com