I am thrilled to announce that I have been appointed Director of Communications and Information for the National Music Service Initiative! This federally supported program is built around the concept of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, and aims to provide fellowships for musicians seeking to teach and work in underserved communities nationwide. Listen to NPR’s recent story on this incredible effort.

We are on the threshold of an important resurgence in the arts and music especially as the economy continues to collapse, and healing through the arts is going to be more vital now than ever. I really believe this, and ts going to be exciting to be on the team that architects this movement. MNSi recently received $500,000 from the Hewlett Foundation, and just this week the House passed a bill to expand AmeriCorps and Teach for America.