Elizabeth Moulthrop is a violinist, music educator, and nonprofit leader who is passionate about using music as a vehicle for equity and community. She is the Co-Interim CEO for El Sistema USA and the Director and a founding member of the Paterson Music Project (A Program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts) an El Sistema-inspired after school music program established in 2013 in Paterson, NJ. Ms. Moulthrop is also the founder and President of Notes for Change, Inc., a non-profit organization that has run music education programs in Pisco, Peru and served as the fiscal agent for the World Ensemble. Ms. Moulthrop is also the manager of a statewide El Sistema NJ research project studying the impact of El Sistema programs on community formation, student identity, and student social emotional growth. She is also an active member of the El Sistema NJ Alliance, ESUSA, and in the local Paterson community, serving on various nonprofit community boards and the Paterson Arts Education Taskforce.
Ms. Moulthrop holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Boyer School of Music and Dance at Temple University and a Performer’s Certificate from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. Currently, Ms. Moulthrop is pursuing a Master of Public Administration in Social and Urban Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.