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Maya Cernotova

Maya Cernotova serves as the Finance Manager. She received her M.S. in Economics and Management from the VSB-Technical University in Ostrava, Czech Republic and her M.S. in Accountancy from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Maya is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York. Prior to joining ETM she served as the CFO …

Micah Nelson

Micah Nelson serves as the Evaluation Associate. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Grinnell College and his Master of Science degree in Sociology and Global Change from the University of Edinburgh. Though his academic interests are diverse, as a long-time musician, Micah enjoys investing his energies into promoting universal access to music education …

Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe serves as the Program Associate. She earned her B.M. in Music and the Entertainment Industries from Syracuse University. In addition to being a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and arranger, Julia has an extensive background in music journalism, publishing, event management, live sound operations, and studio recording. Julia is an active Music Director for a rock-based …

Rachel Starr

Rachel Starr serves as the Development Manager. She received her M.A. from Dartmouth College in Comparative Literature and her B.A. from Brown University in English and French. Prior to joining the ETM team, she worked in the Executive Office of the French Institute Alliance Francaise, where she combined her love of the arts with her passion …

Laura Satkowski

Laura Satkowski serves as the Evaluation Manager. Laura earned her B.A. in Psychology from Westfield State University, her M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in the same discipline, also from Fordham University. She has presented at the 2015 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Society for the …

Melissa Radin

Melissa Radin serves as the Individual Giving Associate. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School with a concentration in entertainment law and her B.M. from Berklee College of Music in Music Business/Management. Prior to joining ETM, she worked as an attorney practicing general civil litigation and as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Carter Burden Center for …

Deidre Racoma

Deidre Racoma serves as a Music Teacher Mentor/Field Supervisor. She is originally from Oklahoma but has made NYC her home the past sixteen years where she is happily married and raising two children.  She is a certified K-12 music teacher who received her Bachelor of Music Education from Manhattanville College with an emphasis in Voice and …

Nitasha Maindiratta

Nitasha Maindiratta serves as a Marketing and Communications Associate. She received a B.A. in both Journalism and Music from New York University and an  M.A. in Communications from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Corporate and Non-Profit Communications. Prior to joining ETM, she worked as a Communications Assistant at Echoing Green, where she found her drive to …

Jeffrey Lipton

Jeffrey Lipton serves as the Assistant Program Director-Curriculum & Instruction, joining ETM in July 2015. Prior to joining ETM, he was the Chair of Music & Director of Choral Activities at Five Towns College for 18 years. While at Five Towns College Jeff taught courses in applied music (voice), choral music education, sight reading, choral and instrumental …

Lina Li

Lina Li serves as the Finance Associate, joining ETM in March 2012. After graduating from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, she worked at a property management firm and ballet academy handling the financial and administrative responsibilities of the companies. She is also mom to a middle-school aged daughter and proud …