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march 2016 - present

role // founder & creative director

founded in partnership with carnegie hall in 2016, nyo-u is the world’s first open-access music education platform. nyo-u is a digital collection of “mini-masterclass” videos that serve as a source of knowledge and inspiration for the next generation of aspiring musicians, regardless of their ability or background. with support from khan academy, NPR’s from the top, the kronos quartet, and other established organizations – nyo-u continues to pick up momentum and expands its capabilities as it enters its fourth season of existence, quickly establishing itself as the go-to national resource for young, motivated musicians.

as creative director, i lead all filming & editing efforts, communicate with participants to design scripts, refine video topics, and create an nyo-u curriculum for each season. additionally, i direct the business development of nyo-u and work with other respected non-profits to expand the capabilities and impact of nyo-u. nyo-u is soon launching its nyo-u ambassador program, an ambitious project that will see the partnership and involvement of nyo-usa alumni with the many music education and corporate partners of carnegie hall.

field notes //

biggest overcome obstacle: learning how to design a vision and lead a prestigious team of professionals who are older and more experienced than you.

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