LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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MICHAEL SUSHEL

Board Chair

AKIRA NAKANO

President, CEO &

Artistic Director

MIYEKO HEISHI

Secretary/Treasurer

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

DR. MELVIN ARMSTRONG

CSULA

HEEWON KWON

Founding Director

DAVE TOLLEY

dbt Creative

BOARD ADVISORS

ANDREW FRIEDMAN

Big Picture Learning

DR. FRANK HEUSER

UCLA Herb Alpert

School of Music

DR. GIGI JOHNSON

Maremel Institute

PHOEBE OELHEIM

Development Advisor

RUMI SHIMASAKI

Colburn School

ADRIAN ZAW

Zaw Studios

LEADERSHIP TEAM

AKIRA NAKANO

President, CEO &

Artistic Director

KAREN ELAINE

Executive Vice President

LUCAS BROOKER

Vice President

Jazz Studies &

Student Engagement

KATE BACICH

Past Vice President

Music Education/

College Prep

AMY (AIZHOU) LIU

Former Vice President

BLYTHE SCHULTE

Former Vice President

Strategic Innovation

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