Who We Are

 

Partners


HANAC, Corona Beacon Program at P.S. 19Q


P.S. 19Q, The Marino P. Jeantet School


P.S. 110Q


Queens Museum of Art,

New York City, NY.


Board

  1. Alvaro F. Rodas, President and ED

  Corona Youth Music Project Founder

  1. Diane Wondisford, Treasurer

  Music-Theater Group

  1. Linda Golding, Secretary,

  The Reservoir Consulting

  1. Jinsoo Ro,

  Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

  1. Gonzalo Casals,

  The High Line

Alvaro F. Rodas,

Founding Director


Born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Álvaro F. Rodas, is a percussionist, teacher, arts administrator, recently named to the inaugural class of the “El Sistema” Fellows at the New England Conservatory in Boston and Venezuela.


From 1992 to 2004 he was principal percussionist at the Guatemala National Symphony. He also taught percussion at the Guatemala National Conservatory. For two years he co-directed an 80-piece high school marching band that was the first Latin American ensemble to take part in the 1994 Hollywood Christmas Parade. Since 1996 he has been deeply involved in the replication of the Venezuelan Sistema in Guatemala, as administrator, percussion instructor, and coordinating programs throughout the country. One of the most important was the formation of orchestra in Quetzaltenango using a grant from the World Bank in 2000-2001. More recently, Mr. Rodas, with the support of World Vision Guatemala, worked as a percussion teacher and administrative consultant at the San Juan Sacatepéquez youth orchestra, in a remote Mayan village. During 2008, Mr. Rodas created an audience development project, which included the first performing arts audience survey in Guatemala City.


Mr. Rodas is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

Faculty

  1. Erin Elis,

  Viola/Strings Teaching Artist

  1. Brian Ford,

  Violin/Strings Teaching Artist

  1. Laura Hutton,

  Violin/Strings Teaching Artist

  1. Scott Kulick,

  Trumpet/Brass Teaching Artist

  1. Elizabeth Ramirez,

  Clarinet/Woodwinds Teaching Artist

  CYMP Program Coordinator

  1. Jessica Santiago,

  Horn/Brass Teaching Artist

  1. Matthew Stewart,

  Trombone/Brass Teaching Artist

  1. Felipe Tristán,

  Flute/Woodwinds Teaching Artist