Contributors

Dr. José Antonio Abreu Founder, El Sistema (Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar)

Malin Aghed Development Manager, El Sistema Gothenburg

Dan Berkowitz Director of Collaborative Learning, Philadelphia Orchestra

Leni Boorstin Director of Community and Government Affairs, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Eric Booth Arts Learning Consultant

Deborah Borda President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Leon Botstein President and Leon Levy Professor in the Arts of Bard College

Tony Brown Executive Director, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Marianne Diaz Director of Outreach Services, Southern California Counseling Center; Founder, Clean Slate Inc.

Gustavo Dudamel Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Loralie Heagy Founder, Juneau, Alaska Music Matters; Music Teacher, Glacier Valley

Shirley Brice Heath American Linguistic Anthropologist, Stanford University, Brown University

Yutaka Kikugawa Executive Director/CEO, Friends of El Sistema Japan

Dr. Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon Deputy Mayor, City of Detroit

Gretchen Nielsen Director of Educational Initiatives, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Paloma Udovic Ramos YOLA at EXPO Program Manager, Harmony Project

Alvaro Rodas Founder/Executive Director, Corona Youth Music Project

Ariadna Sánchez Proyecto LEA Founder; YOLA at HOLA Parent

Nikki Shorts String Specialist and Children’s Orchestra Conductor, YOLA at HOLA

Rebecca Reid Sigel Manager of Social Innovation, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Dalouge Smith President and CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

Tricia Tunstall Independent Writer, Speaker, Music Educator

Monika Vischer Board President, El Sistema Colorado

Ines Williams Parent, Union City Music Project

Dr. Michael Witkowski Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Detroit Mercy

Karen Zorn President, Longy School of Music of Bard College