2023 Music GPS Level 1A



Webinar

9/27/2021 9:00:00 AM

2023 Music GPS Level 1A

2023

Smith Grindberg, Michelle

Towson Fraser

Webinar

Scoring Open

Panelists (6)

  • County: Orange County

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County: Orange

Bio

 

  • Executive Director, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park since 2006
  • Former Planning Administrator for the Orlando Museum of Art and has over 20 years of arts administration experience
  • Attended the Non-profit Leadership Institute presented by Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Non-profit Leadership
  • Serves on the Winter Park Arts and Culture committee and the Orange County Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Committee
  • Named to Winter Park Magazine’s list of “Most Influential” in 2018
  • B.A. in Art from the University of Central Florida, Orlando

  • County: Miami-Dade County

Bio:

County: MiamiDade

Bio

  • Director of Programs & Events, American Institute of Architects, Miami, Florida.
  • Producing Artistic Director, Florida Shakespeare Theater, Miami, promoting open access to classical theater in South Florida for over 15 years. Florida Shakespeare Theater is a member of the Folger Shakespeare Theater Education Partnership.
  • Director of the Laura Ruchala Shakespeare scholarship program and founder of the International Original Shakespeare Music Competition.
  • Awarded with the Woman of the Year for Arts & Entertainment 2019 “In the Company of Women” Awards, Miami-Dade County, for work promoting open access to the arts.
  • Studied Humanities at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.


  • County: Miami-Dade County

Bio:

County: MiamiDade

Bio

  • Director of External Relations, Nu Deco Ensemble, Miami, Florida
  • Previous work experience includes: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont; Ithaca College School of Music, Ithaca, New York
  • B.S., Music Management with a Business Minor, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
  • County: Lee County

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County: Lee

Bio

  • Executive Director of The Reilly Arts Center, Home of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, in Ocala, Florida.
  • M.B.A., Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri; B.S., Public Relations, University of Florida, Gainesville. 
  • Ten years of professional experience in the fields of public relations or fundraising for higher education, municipal government and arts organizations. 
  • Outside involvement include PACE Center for girls, Junior League of Ocala, Ocala Mainstreet, Ocala Municipal Arts Commission.
  • County:

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  • Executive Director, Music of Asian America Research Center, College Park, Maryland
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Maryland College Park
  • Former Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Rider University, Lawrence Township, New Jersey
  • Grant Writer and Programming Committee Member, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
  • Former Executive Director, Gamelan Dharma Swara
  • Attended the National Guild for Community Arts Education's Community Arts Education Leadership Institute
  • Ph.D. in Musicology, Stanford University; MLIS in Archives and Digital Curation, University of Maryland
  • County: Broward County

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County: Broward

Bio

  • President/CEO, Musicfor America, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Teacher/Coach, Piano Studio of Renée LaBonte -  acclaimed for recitals and orchestral performances throughout Europe, Central & South America, Asia and US. 
  • Founding VP, Exec. Dir. of Symphony of the Americas, serving in that position from 1987 - 2020, producing annual concert series in its performance home as the orchestral partner of Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Co-Founder, Florida Music Festival and Symphony of the Americas Summerfest –  annual cultural exchange residency of an internationally acclaimed chamber orchestra, both festivals esteemed for international concert tours for which she has received recognition from the President and Congresses of the US, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, and Florida’s Secretary of State.
  • She was instrumental in the production of Seasons of Change, a PBS arts documentary filmed on location in Budapest featuring the Hungarian Virtuosi; and has produced, performed or appeared as a soloist on over 30 compact discs.
  • B.F.A., Music Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Teacher’s Certification, St. Louis Institute of Music; coursework at Milwaukee College/Conservatory of Music and Manhattanville College, New York (with William Harms of Curtis Institute, and with Gerald Snyder of Cleveland Institute).