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2023  Board of Directors

Armand Hall – Chair and Executive Committee Chair

Director of Programs, Gateways Music Festival

Dr. Armand Hall is a conductor and educator dedicated to the creation of new music in all venues. From 2012 - 2018 he served as…

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Monique Van Willingh – Co-Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair

Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging, New England Conservatory of Music

Originally from South Africa, Monique Van Willingh is an educator, musician and advocate for social and racial justice with cultural humility and centering student and…

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Lauren Shelton – Co-Vice Chair and Advancement Committee Chair

Director, Butler Community Arts School

Lauren Shelton (she/her) is the Director of the Butler Community Arts School. Mrs. Shelton has a strong background in arts education, arts advocacy, and arts…

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Robert Gofourth -Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Vice President Operational Strategy and Performance

Robert has more than 25 years of operations and risk management experience across a variety of industries including insurance, mortgage banking, government enterprise, and outsourcing.…

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Jessica Zweig – Clerk and Membership & Engagement Committee Co-Chair

Program Director, Play On Philly

Clarinetist and educator, Jessica Zweig, believes that all children deserve the opportunity to benefit from high quality music education. As Program Director at Play On…

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Isaac Sinnett – Membership & Engagement Committee Co-Chair

Sr. Associate Director, Reach*Teach*Play, Sistema Ravinia

Isaac is a passionate musician, educator and administrator. He has been with Ravinia, as a Program Manager, Associate Director and now Sr. Associate Director in…

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Trina Christensen – Symposium Committee Chair

Director, Sistema Utah

Trina Christensen has been the Director of Sistema Utah for nine years which services over 360 students annually in West Valley City, Utah. Sistema Utah…

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Mark Churchill – Founding Director, ESUSA

Dean Emeritus, Preparatory-Continuing Education, New England Conservatory, MA, Boston, MA

Educator, conductor, and cellist Mark Churchill is Director of El Sistema USA and Dean Emeritus of Preparatory and Continuing Education and Senior Advisor of New…

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Julie Duty

Founder & Executive Director, United Sound

Julie Duty completed her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 1998, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She then taught high school…

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Roger Bernstein


After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1977, Roger became a trial lawyer handling class action cases. He served as a federal prosecutor for white…

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Mateen Milan

Manager, Tuned In & Baltimore-Washington Pathways

Baltimore native Mateen Milan is a performer, teacher and advocate of music that uses the bassoon as a tool for impactful, thoughtful and inspiring musical…

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Tomisha Price-Brock

President, HBCU National Band and Orchestra Directors’ Consortium

An accomplished educator, Tomisha Brock has led superior instrumental and vocal  ensembles on the public-school level and in higher education in Virginia, South Carolina,  North…

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Brian Wiebe

President/CEO, Horizon Education Alliance

Brian Wiebe has been in the education field for over three decades, primarily as a music educator and administrator, and more recently as community visionary and…

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Alonzo Chadwick

CEO, BRAVO Music and Arts Academy

After receiving his GED in 2000, Alonzo began working in the non-profit sector. In 2005 following his passions for music, youth, families, community and social…

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Kaitlyn Korogy-Guarneros

Program Manager, The Opus Project at the San Diego Youth Symphony

Kaitlyn Korogy-Guarneros (she/her/hers) is a nonprofit arts leader working to cultivate authentic and affirming spaces for youth to create music. At the helm of The Opus…

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Ciyadh Wells

Development Manager, Austin Soundwaves

Dr. Ciyadh Wells is a multifaceted musician who prides herself in not only being an artist but also an activist, and a scholar. As a…

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Camille Delaney-McNeil

Director of Beckman YOLA Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Camille Delaney-McNeil is a fierce advocate for social change through music as well as a classically-trained singer and flutist. After receiving her Bachelors of Music…

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Linda Bunce

For 26 years I worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for two United States Senators and two Members of the House of Representatives. I…

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Hermes Camacho

Development & Operations Director Austin Soundwaves, Austin, TX

Dr. Hermes Camacho is a composer, conductor, and violinist based in Austin, Texas. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and…

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Rodrigo Guerrero

Assistant Director of Creative Youth Development, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Rodrigo Guerrero has dedicated his professional life to the ideals of Social Action Through Culture. Working…

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Reynaldo Ramirez

Director, Soundscapes

Reynaldo Ramirez is the Co-Founder and Program Director of Soundscapes and has served within the field of music education for over 20 years. Through his…

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Roberto Zambrano

Artistic Director, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians

Roberto Zambrano is a dedicated and accomplished music educator with a background in Cello performance and instruction. An experienced El Sistema Music Program Orchestra conductor,…

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Executive Committee

Strategic development and support of the board and executive activities of El Sistema USA.


Recruiting new members for nomination to the board, reviewing and updating the bylaws of the board, adding helpful board processes.

Membership and Engagement

Updating member benefits, developing new programs to support members, sharing information with members, building affiliate groups among members.


Reviewing the financial health and practices of ESUSA on a monthly basis, and overseeing an annual audit.


Setting development goals and practices through year end campaigns, fundraisers, and individual donations for ESUSA

National Symposium

Planning and design of the annual national symposium.

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