Tanya Maggi is the Dean of Community Engagement and Professional Studies at New England Conservatory of Music and a recognized leader in re-imagining the role musicians can play in their communities. Ms. Maggi founded New England Conservatory’s flagship Community Performances and Partnerships Program in 2003, and has since worked with thousands of conservatory students and community partners to create impactful programming in Boston neighborhoods. Extensively involved with arts and social advocacy initiatives across the country and abroad, Ms. Maggi has recently collaborated on community engagement projects with organizations such as the Panama Jazz Festival, the Perlman Music Program, Clarinets for Conservation in Moshi, Tanzania, and Boston Hope Music, an organization that uses music to heal communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Maggi plays a leadership role in multiple arts education advocacy coalitions, including the Collegiate Music Outreach Network, the Boston Arts Consortium for Health, and the Boston Area Network for Teaching Artists, and is a board member for numerous non-profit arts and advocacy organizations that strive to use music as a means for social change.

B.A., Oberlin College; M.M., University of Akron; A.D., Brandeis University; Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Tufts University.