Program Manager, New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County
Andrea Shigeko Landin, Program Manager for the New West Symphony Harmony Project, is a musician, educator, and arts facilitator from Los Angeles, CA. In 2013, Andrea was selected for the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC, where she explored effective music teaching practices and socially oriented curriculum, spending time at programs in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Alaska, and Venezuela. She added these experiences to her prior work in community building in the Guatemala highlands with nonprofits Artcorps and Ecologic, where she designed and implemented projects with youth that promoted environmental conservation and the continuation of ancestral practices, using music and art as tools for social change.
In her current position with New West Symphony, she directs the development of curriculum and programming, works to strengthen parent communication, and oversees students and teaching artists. This past year, she was one of the presenters at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Take a Stand Conference, which focused on Social Change through Music, and was also featured on the TED Prize blog as an innovator in music education and community building. Andrea holds a B.M. in Cello Performance and a B.A. in Anthropology from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
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