2017 Cohort


Following a rigorous applicaiton process involving hundreds of top international musicians, each September a carefully selected Cohort of 35 change-makers in music begins the GLP Journey.

The 2017 Cohort is comprised of participants from 15 nations representing five continents. The 2017 Cohort includes professional orchestra musicians, teaching artists, project founders, university professors, and graduate students.

Rachelle Betancourt

Germany/USA, Violin
Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Violin

John Connolly

UK/USA, Trombone
Empire State Youth Orchestras, CHIME Program Director

Amalia Diaz

USA/Colombia, Violin
YOSAL Youth Orchestra of Salinas, Orchestra Director

Catie Hickey

USA, Trombone
Loyola University of Chicago, Instructor of Low Brass

Anna Hiemstra

Netherlands, Violin
Rotterdam Arts Education (SKVR), Teaching Artist

Natalia Jimenez

Colombia, Piano
Somos CaPAZes, Al Compaz Program Director

Jacqueline Jove

USA, Violin
Sphinx Organization, Director of Education

Bridget Kinneary

USA, Viola Mit Mach Musik, Teaching Artist

Jake Klinkenborg

Canada, Cello
McGill University, Performance Master’s Student

Julie Lee

USA, Flute
Project Music, Teaching Artist

Rocío Lima

Ecuador, Flute
University of Illinois, Teaching Assistant

Caio Machado

Brazil, Violin
PRIMA, Resident String Quartet

Gabrielle Molina

USA, Clarinet
Longy School of Music of Bard College, Consultant

Julia Monaco

Canada, Flute
University of Nariño, Professor of Flute

Miguel Ortega

Spain, Saxophone
Musicians Without Borders

Nathaly Ossa

Colombia, Violin
Gestar Cultura, Co-Founder

Rossana Paz

Guatemala, Cello
Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, Executive Director

Sabrina Perry

Canada, Violin
Sistema New Brunswick, Teaching Artist

Mariana Pinto

Portugal, Violin
Giovane Orchestra Spezzina, Violin Instructor & Project Coordinator 

Ismar Poric

Bosnia, Clarinet/Saxophone
Superar Srebrenica, Artistic Manager

Bradley Powell

Jamaica, Clarinet
Pronto Musica, Executive Director

Elizabeth Ramirez

USA, Clarinet
Corona Youth Music Project, Program Coordinator & Teaching Artist

Theresa Rice

USA, French Horn
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Catalina Rodríguez

Colombia, Violin
Orquesta Sinfónica de La Serena

Tessa Sacramone

USA, Violin
Suzuki Music School of Orange CT, Music Theory Substitute

Nicholas Southwick

USA, Flute
Northeast MA Youth Orchestras, Music Coordinator

Ian Taylor

USA, Trumpet
Project Music, Site Coordinator & Teaching Artist

Nadège Wary

Canada/Guadeloupe, Violin
Share the Warmth, Music Program Coordinator

Mollie Westbrook

USA, Saxophone
BSO OrchKids, Site Manager

“The Global Leaders Program gave me the skills to take on the world as a citizen musician.”

Aurora Mendez, Violin, Chile (2013 Cohort)
Teaching Artist, Union City Music Project