The GLP Curriculum is guided by 12 Module Directors — leading researchers, influential advocates, and experienced practitioners from a variety of critical disciplines who steward the academic journey of each Cohort. Module Directors are world-class experts in fields from cognitive science to operations management, from social research evaluation to marketing and sales. Module Directors teach at a range of top institutions including Harvard University, Duke University, the University of Virginia, The Juilliard School, The Byrum School of Business, The Hill School of Business,  SUNY Purchase, and The University of London, among others.


Stanford Thompson is a sought after speaker by organizations including TED and the League of American Orchestras. A graduate and board member of the Curtis Institute of Music, and The New England Conservatory, Thompson is Founding CEO of Play On Philly.

Stanford Thompson

Board of Directors
Curtis Institute of Music
Founder & CEO, Play On, Philly!

Dr. Jessica Sterling oversees evaluation and engagement at Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute. Prof. Sterling  holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the City University of New York, and has worked extensively in the education and non-profit research sector.

Dr. Jessica Sperling

Social Science Research Institute
Duke University

Richard Hallam is Chair of the UK Music Education Council, having served as Chair of the Association of Music Educators and the ISM’s Music Education Division. Prof. Hallam has vast experience in all aspects of music education, including as a leading advisor to the UK government. 

Richard Hallam

President & Chair
The Music Education Council
United Kingdom

Hailed as “father of the teaching artist profession,” Eric Booth has served on faculty at Juilliard, Stanford, NYU, Tanglewood, Lincoln Center Institute and The Kennedy Center. Prof. Booth has been Faculty Chair of the Empire State Partnership & The College Board’s Arts Advisory Committee.

Eric Booth

Faculty Emeritus
The Juilliard School
Author, ‘Playing for Their Lives’

Katie Wyatt is co-founder of Kidznotes, North Carolina’s leading El Sistema inspired organization, and Director of El Sistema USA. Prof. Wyatt teaches Music & Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University, and has been keynote speaker at The League of American Orchestras.

Katie Wyatt

Executive Director
El Sistema USA
Faculty, Duke University

Meagan Curtis teaches Psychology at Purchase College. With a Ph.D. in Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College, Dr. Curtis was a postdoctoral fellow in the Music Cognition Lab at Tufts, and received her B.A. from Hampshire College in cognitive science and music.

Dr. Meagan Curtis

SUNY Purchase University
School of Psychology


Doris Sommer is the Ira and Jewell Williams Jr. Professor at Harvard University, where she is Founder and Director of Cultural Agents: Arts and Humanities in Civic Engagement. Dr. Sommer is author of Cultural Agency in the Americas, published by Duke University Press.

Dr. Doris Sommer

Harvard University
Director, Cultural Agents Initiative

Debbi D. Brock teaches entrepreneurship and marketing at the Byrum School of Business. Prof. Brock  is a recipient of Ashoka’s ‘Distinguished Service to the Field of Social Entrepreneurship Education,’ and co-author of Oxford University’s Course in Social Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Debbi D. Brock

Byrum School of Business
Author, ‘Social Entrepreneurship Resource Handbook’

A leading thinker in the field of arts finance, Eva Heinstein manages strategic partnerships at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Public Affairs Center for Public Leadership. Prof. Heinstein formerly taught entrepreneurship at The New England Conservatory,

Eva Heinstein

Center for Public Leadership
Harvard University
Kennedy School of Government

Tim Kraft is on faculty at UVA’s Darden School of Business, where he teaches operations management within Darden’s MBA and Executive Education programs. Prof. Kraft’s research focuses on environmental and social responsibility issues in operations management decisions. 

Dr. Tim Kraft

University of Virginia
Darden School of Business

Founding President of Remarkable Marketing, Richard Saad has more than 10 years of experience on accounts with Pepsi, Audi, Cadillac, IKEA, Gulf Bank, Yellow Pages Group, Bombardier, Jobboom and many more. Prof. Saad teaches marketing at HEC Montréal.

Richard Saad

HEC Montréal
Department of Marketing

David K. Hurst teaches at the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina, works with the Center for Creative Leadership, and is a contributing editor to the journal Strategy+Business. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

David K. Hurst

Hill School of Business
Author, ‘The Ecology of Leadership’

“In the Global Leaders Program, I learned how to adapt the best models in the world to unique opportunities in my own backyard.”

Pia Rodriguez, Flute, Costa Rica (2014 Cohort)
Founder – Ensemble Terrazú