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Akia Squitieri
Producer, Director, Arts Administrator Founding Artistic Director, Rising Sun Performance Company Akia Squitieri is an award-winning producer, director, arts administrator, and the Founding Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company. She recently served as the director of charities for the Planet Connections Theatre Festival, focusing on advocacy and social justice outreach. Squitieri has been a...
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Larry Blumenfeld
Larry Blumenfeld writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal about jazz and Afro-Latin music. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, Daily Beast and Salon, among other publication and websites. He is editor-at-large of Jazziz magazine. A frequent lecturer and moderator at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, he hosts and...
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Terri Lyne Carrington
Drummer, Producer, Educator Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice Terri Lyne Carrington is a Grammy-award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader. She has performed and recorded alongside Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Joni Mitchell, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves, and many others. She currently...
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Janet Rarick
Associate Professor of Music Career Development, Rice University Oboist Janet Rarick is associate professor of music career development at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where she coaches chamber music, teaches classes in professional development, performance skills, coaches chamber music, and directs outreach activities. She is also program administrator for the school's Music Career and...
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Anya Nykyforiak
Music Specialist National Endowment for the Arts Anya Nykyforiak is a Music Specialist with the National Endowment for the Arts, a position she has held since 1997, when she rejoined the Federal agency after a year working as a grants administrator for Central and Eastern Europe at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC....
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Henry Threadgill
Composer, Saxophonist, Flutist Henry Threadgill is a New York-based saxophonist, flutist, and composer. In 2016, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, In for a Penny, In for a Pound. He is additionally the recipient of a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award, 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award, 2008 United States Artist Fellowship, and 2003...
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Armando Castellano
French Hornist and Director Quinteto Latino Armando Castellano is a musician, bilingual teaching artist, and arts advocate based in San Francisco.  As a French horn player, he performs professionally in regional orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the region. In addition, he manages and performs in the chamber ensemble Quinteto Latino, an organization that advocates for...
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Larissa Kunynskyj
Manager of Accessibility Services Theatre Development Fund Larissa Kunynskyj received her BA in anthropology from St. John’s University in 2012 and went on to receive her MA in comparative art and archaeology from University College London in 2013. During her undergraduate career, Larissa began working as the assistant for access and community programs at the...
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