A dedicated, diverse team of dreamers, designers, and builders works to ensure the best experience for Cohort Members and Mission Hosts.

Raul Vergara is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University. Formerly Principal Timpanist of the Seoul Philharmonic, Vergara is Founder of the Latin American Center of Korea and number of educational initiatives in his native Chile.

Raul Vergara

Missions Director

José Pedro Zenteno is a graduate of The Eastman School of Music, where he earned Bachelor’s in performance and a Certificate in arts leadership. A recipient of Fundación Ibanez-Atkinson scholarships in his native Chile,  Zenteno is completing graduate studies at NYU.

Jose Pedro Zenteno

Academic Director

Santiago Hernandez is co-founder of MusicMov and artistic coordinator at Fundación Bolivar Davivienda. Hernandez earned a Master’s degree at Universidad Javeriana, and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Global Competitiveness Leadership Program.

Santiago Hernandez

Missions Liaison

Bio coming soon.

Oswaldo Gutierrez

Communications Officer

Juan Sebastien Delgado earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees in cello performance from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Delgado is co-founder of Pronto Musica.

Dr. Juan Sebastian Delgado

Academic Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

Ari Chadda

Academic Intern

Alfredo Brillembourg is a Bachelor’s candidate at Columbia University, class of 2020.

Alfredo Brillembourg

Communications Intern

Charles Levene writes for The Harvard Crimson and is a Bachelor’s candidate at Harvard College, class of 2020.

Charles Levene

Communications Intern

Mark Gillespie (MBA, MA, MMUS) is co-founder of a number of national music initiatives in Latin America & the Caribbean. Creative Director at YOA Orchestra of the Americas, Gillespie holds three Master’s degrees including an MBA from McGill University & HEC Montréal.

Mark Gillespie


“Becoming a Global Leader opened my eyes to the difference that I can make through music in the lives of children and their communities.”

Julie Rochus, French horn, Canada (Class of 2014)
Teaching Artist, Sistema New Brunswick