Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Wu Family Director of Education
February 2014 — Present
Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the education and educational outreach programs for the Detroit Symphony, including a $500K budget and leads a team of 11 employees plus 9 Conductors and 30 Teaching Artists in day-to-day operations to deliver high quality educational programs for Metro Detroit youth.
• Collaborates with area educators, Conductors, and Artistic Operations staff in the development of concert themes, repertoire and programs for educational activities to support new visioning for the launch of the Wu Family Academy of Learning and Engagement.
• Cultivated a donor to establish an endowment of $5M, securing the longevity of the DSO’s educational initiatives.
• Serves as staff liaison to the Education Steering Committee of the Board of Directors, engaging over 20 volunteer leaders, facilitating real time engagement between the Board and youth participant.
• Led and managed production of the inaugural season of Live From Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition educational webcast, including collaborating with the Detroit Public Schools engaging every K-6 grade classroom in the event resulting in 450+ schools from six states and 100,000 students participating in the performance.