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Education and Community Engagement Leadership Committee

The mission of the Education and Community Engagement Leadership Committee is to partner with the League of American Orchestras to provide leadership for the fields of education and community engagement within symphony orchestras.

To achieve this mission, the committee and the League will work together to:

  • Identify and address issues of interest, concern, and exploration for education and community engagement professionals
  • Serve as an advocate for education and community engagement in the industry
  • Establish governing policies
  • Support recruitment and cultivation of education and community engagement professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds 
  • Support professional development opportunities

Chair

Kathryn Schwarzmann
(Through June 2022)
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Madison Symphony Orchestra

Committee Members

Pam French BlaineChief of Education and Community Programming
Houston Symphony

Rebecca CrenshawEducation and Engagement Manager
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Ron GallmanDirector of Education Programs/Youth Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony

Courtney GazdaManager of Learning Programs
The Cleveland Orchestra

Rachel HagemeierManager of Education and Community Engagement
Canton Symphony Orchestra

Emily HeckelManager
National Symphony Orchestra and Music Education

Jon WeberDirector of School & Family Programs 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Terry WolkowiczEducation Director
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra


League Staff Liaisons

Najean LeeDirector, Government Affairs & Education Advocacy
202 776 0214 

Heather Noonan

Vice President for Advocacy
202 776 0215

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