Module Directors


Dr. Lisa Lorenzino

Chair of Music Education
Schulich School of Music
McGill University

Richard Hallam

Music Education Council (UK)

Eric Booth

Faculty Emeritus
The Juilliard School
Senior Adviser to El Sistema Programs

Stanford Thompson

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

Dr. Meagan Curtis

School of Psychology
SUNY Purchase University

Katie Wyatt

Founder, Kidznotes
Executive Director, El Sistema USA at the Social Science Research Institute, Duke University

Jessica Sperling

Dr. Jessica Sperling

Social Science Research Institute
Duke University


Dr. Debbie D. Brock

Dr. Debbi D. Brock

Co-Author, The Social Entrepreneurship Handbook
Faculty, Byrum School of Business, Wingate University

Dr. Sommer

Dr. Doris Sommer

Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative
Harvard University

Eva Heinstein

Eva Heinstein

Center for Public Leadership
Kennedy School
Harvard University

Dr. Tim Kraft

Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Debra Smyers

Arts Management
George Mason University

David Hurst

Director, Center for Creative Leadership; Faculty, School of Business, University of Regina

“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