As the New York Music Daily states, "Their excellent debut album, You & Who, is unlike anything else out there right now.". She loves Sinatra, swing dancing, biking and the rain. This song "I Am Ruth" is our way of saying THANK YOU to Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a lifetime of righteous actions that will have a positive impact long into the future. Serena is currently retired (since 2003), after working for 40 years in the computer field – originally as a programmer (when computers filled a room and had less processing power than a microwave) and then as a systems analyst and project manager. She is an origami enthusiast and, with her husband, a performing (amateur) tango dancer. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she has been recognized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and named one of CNN’s Most Intriguing People, NY1’s “New Yorker of the Week” and one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. He found the value of arts administration while working as an intern for the National Flute Association. The arts affected her so much that she knew she couldn’t work anywhere that didn’t involve them! As an enthusiast of exploring New York City through finding Sing for Hope Pianos, Tina is excited to join the Sing for Hope team as Project Leader. Ms. Yunus has performed with the world’s leading opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, The Zouk Festival, and in recitals in Spain, Guatemala, and her native Bangladesh. about founders: Merging the talents of five conservatory trained musicians from New York City, Founders is a “defiant, brilliant, virtuosic quintet” captivating audiences everywhere. The ultimate goal of Isaiah’s career is to establish an organization (or a program initiative) that helps underrepresented students create their own career in music and provide them with the skills to succeed in any professional music setting. As the youngest of three sibling musicians, Carol needed to keep up with the talent at home. Soprano Laquita Mitchell consistently earns acclaim in eminent opera companies throughout North America and Europe. Jae began as a Volunteer Artist at Sing For Hope, and is excited to take on the role of Project Leader at the NY Memory Center in Brooklyn. be served. Both our office and our SFH Pianos Studio at 28 Liberty are ADA compliant, as are our partner sites. Isaiah Shaw is entering his third year at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music as a Flute Performance major with a concentration in Arts Administration. Both of her parents and younger brother are musicians. Prone to urging her siblings to “find the middle ground,” her parents took bets on whether she’d grow up to be a diplomat or a lawyer (so far, neither won). 1st PRIZE @ the SAVVY Chamber Competition!! Carol’s last 20 years have been in the not-for-profit world managing multi-disciplinary arts. Patty has successfully managed contracts with numerous NYC agencies, including the NYC DOE, NYC DCLA, and the NYS Council on the Arts, and she is very passionate about helping transformative nonprofits fund their work sustainably. Throughout his ten year career, he has worked on building economic growth, sustainable development, and community engagement on both local and international levels. Going from Flatbush to the Ivy League as a former K-12 public school student, Anne uses her experiences as a commitment to harnessing Black and Brown student voices. ART FOR ALL! Laurel is passionate about using business-oriented mindsets in the music field to help musicians be successful in reaching and expanding their audiences, so she is thrilled to take part in bringing Sing For Hope to Pittsburgh! Combining classical, folk music, original compositions and pop arrangements, Founders is re-imagining the concert experience. Founders Sing took a break from making parody videos to create an original song in honor of John Lewis. One Bachelor’s in Social Work, one MBA in Arts Administration, and 20 years leading advertising campaigns for top Broadway shows and arts organizations later, Richard conducts the Sing for Hope team as Chief Operating Officer. She holds a BA in Music from Naropa University. Mara holds a Master of Arts from City University London in Culture, Policy, and Management and Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Ashley found herself delving in photography, fashion design, and art from an early age, which inspired her to study Communication Design at NYCCT. 88 Followers, 0 Following, 8 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Founders Sing (@founderssing) Sinai Beth Israel). Ashley now uses her skills in graphic design to tell the Sing for Hope story, and she hopes to help provide similar chances to others. A singer-songwriter, born and raised in India, Grace holds a BA in English(Hons) from University of Delhi. It reconnects me with the way our music can elevate and communicate, heart-to-heart. Additionally, he earned fellowships with the Imani Winds and the Sphinx Organization where he learned how imperative it is to establish one’s artistic endeavor as a legacy or a business. The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation in performance studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. When not performing or teaching, Jae tunes pianos or has a book in a hand. “Before I was Miss America or even Miss New York, I was a Sing for Hope Artist Partner.” – Nia Franklin. And so Joel did. Working in entertainment allowed her to explore the city and meet fascinating people, but she felt the need to give back in a more purposeful way. Ann Ziff. Both organizations are responsible for bringing guest artists, funding campus events, and providing a sense of community. He has performed in theater productions (high school, college, and community) and sung in master chorales across the country. - by Founders Sing . Site by SKAGGS | Development by Bling | Privacy Policy, Director of Operations & Special Projects. You can find her singing and writing music in her free time. “Volunteering in Sing for Hope’s programs is a touchstone in my artistic life. report. Currently, Serena is actively involved with two organizations (OrigamiUSA, which promotes the beautiful art of origami, and the Amateur Classical Musicians Association (ACMA), which provides performance opportunities for musicians) and recently retired from a third (the HOPE program – Homebound Outreach Project for the Elderly — at Mt. Working in Communications at the New York Foundation for the Arts, Mara is delighted to join Sing for Hope as a Project Leader. She has two children whom she loves dearly. She’s been a part of the Sing For Hope Volunteer Artist Roster for many years and is super excited to be stepping it up a notch as the Project Leaders hit the ground running…playing, singing and dancing! We are optimistic that in the end, true justice will (finally!) After supporting her students’ true leadership and intellectual potential inside the classroom as a History teacher, the stars aligned to bring Anne to Sing for Hope, where she joins an amazing cast of characters as passionate about access to the arts and equity as she is. With a passion for social justice and a love of reality tv shows, Richard is drawn to how Sing for Hope helps make the world an accessible stage for all its wacky characters. A true theater nerd, Pamela learned from an early age that the world was a better place with music in it (this didn’t make belting showtunes at the top of her lungs any less annoying). A leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, she has performed and spoken at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations. First volunteering as an Artist Partner, he joined the team full-time as a Program Manager. A focus on environmentalist action is the goal but more general discussion about environmental …