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Leadership: strategic planning, vision development, innovation, teams • Event planning and execution  (in-person and virtual) • Relationship development and management • Virtual event on-screen hosting • Public speaking • Collaboration • Audience development • Information management (Airtable, Zapier, Jira) • Organizational process design • Management: change, people, resources, time, projects • Inclusion and diversity • Marketing: digital, social, print • Conflict resolution • Teaching • Research • Fundraising • Budget creation and management • Writing: proposals, web content, press releases, marketing content

Languages: Advanced Spanish and German, Intermediate Yiddish, Beginner Italian, French, and Hebrew

Current position:

  • Senior Director of Cultural Arts, JCC of Metro Detroit
  • Directed the Detroit Jewish Book Fair, the Detroit Jewish Film Festival, and a continuous speaker series.
  • Led transition to digital/online programming for JCC during COVID, as measured by audience retention and growth, by quickly creating online programs, producing multiple programs per week for several months, doing significant community outreach, and providing technical support and guidance for our tech-averse audience.
  • Engaged community, as measured by reaching roughly 25,000 people per year, by planning and executing over 100 cultural events per year.
  • Led team to raise and manage a budget of $300,000 per year by building and managing community and donor relationships and partnerships.
  • Hired speakers and presenters by negotiating and managing contracts.
  • Improved public perception of the JCC and Cultural Arts department by developing brands, overseeing marketing campaigns, and managing public communications. 
  • Improved the JCC’s standing in various trade associations by serving as a thought leader and resource for colleagues at other sites.
  • Generated new audiences for programs by collaborating with other departments and community organizations.
  • Increased audience engagement through data-driven program analysis.


Doctor of Musical Arts, Orchestral Conducting, University of Houston (2011)
Master of Music, Instrumental Conducting, UNC – Greensboro (2005)
Bachelor of Arts, Music and Modern Culture Media, Brown University (2003)

Selected previous positions:

  • Interim Director of Orchestras, Grinnell College. (2017-2018)
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra of Manchester, U.K. (2015 – 2018)
  • Founder and Artistic Director, International Conductors’ Festival – Danville (2016)
    • Marketing Director
    • Development Director
    • Budget and Financial Director
    • Logistics Director
    • Performer Recruitment Director
  • Director of Instrumental Ensembles and Assistant Professor of Music at Centre College, in Danville, Kentucky (2012-2017)
    • Music Director, Recruiting Director, and Marketing Director, Centre College Orchestra
    • Music Director, Recruiting Director, and Marketing Director, Centre College Wind Ensemble
    • Music Director, Recruiting Director, and Marketing Director, Centre Pep Band
  • Founder and Music Director, Houston Heights Orchestra (2011-2012)
    • Marketing Director
    • Development Director
    • Budget and Financial Director
    • Logistics Director
    • Board Development
    • Performer Recruitment Director
    • Community Engagement Director
    • Educational Program Director
  • Conductor in Residence, Foundation for Modern Music, Houston, TX. (2010-2011)

Public Lectures and Talks:

But, it doesn’t sound Jewish! Solomon Rossi and the sound of Jewish liturgy (Limmud, MI, 2019)

“Collegiate Orchestras as Inclusive Classrooms: Being Part of the Solution.” Paper presentation, Oxford Conducting Institute Conducting Studies Conference, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, June, 2018 and College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference, UC Irvine, February 2018.

“Conducting at a Liberal Arts College: Responsibilities and Possibilities.” Panel discussion, College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference, George Mason University, February 2017.

“Web Presence for You and Your Ensemble: What, Why, and How.” Paper presentation, College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference, University of Utah, January 2016.

“International Conductors’ Festival – Danville,” Luncheon address, Danville Rotary Club, Danville, KY, March, 2016.

“Feminine Leadership,” Keynote Address at Tau Beta Sigma Women in Music Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012


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