Independent Consultant, Program Development and Impact Assessment

Toronto, Canada


Albert Oppenheimer is a small town Southern boy who believes strangers are friends you haven't met yet. Based in Chicago, Albert is a nonprofit management professional, with a passion for program development, community relations, and program impact assessment. A graduate of NEC’s Sistema Fellows Program, Albert combines a depth of community and youth development work with his compositional background in order to collaborate with others to create and enhance programs which, through music, enhance the lives of children, families, and communities. 

After spending two years growing and strengthening The People's Music School and their El Sistema-inspired programs, Albert is looking for the next adventure. A sought after speaker and educator, Albert has presented at TEDxMidwest, the Midwest ECO Conference for Community Psychologists, and the Erikson Institute for Childhood Development. Albert is on the board of El Sistema USA, is a co-founder and faculty member of North Park University’s Certificate in Music for Social Change, and is proud to be a composer from Starkville, Mississippi.

As of 2015, Albert is enrolled in an MBA program at Queen's University in Ontario.


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