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Taione Martinez

Taione K. Martinez is an active music educator, conductor and organist specializing in works in the African American tradition. He has served on the faculty of Westminster Choir College as an Assistant Professor within the Conducting/Sacred Music department and conductor of the Westminster Jubilee Singers. Additionally, he is director of music/organist at the church of …

Tania Chambers

Tania serves as the Office Associate. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Tania received her Master of Business Administration in general business administration from Baker College in Flint, MI. Prior to ETM, Tania worked as an assistant at a real estate company in Brooklyn and before that spent eighteen years as an assistant turned manager …

Jennifer Swift

Jennifer Swift serves as a Development Associate. A former journalist in D.C., Jennifer is happy to return to her native New York. She was most recently the co-founder and editor of the non-profit, D.C. Witness, which covers every homicide in Washington. Prior to that, she covered state politics for the New Haven Register & Connecticut …

Brian Frazee

Brian Frazee serves as Assistant Program Director. This is Brian’s first year with Education Through Music and joins us from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he was Manager of Educational Programs.  Prior to this, he worked in Chicago Public Schools for 14 years as an educator and administrator, teaching band, orchestra, and general music and …

Leighann Starkey

Leighann Starkey serves as the Director of Evaluation. She has extensive experience in educational and evaluative research in the non-profit and academic worlds, having previously served as a Research Director at an educational non-profit, as Project Director for a large-scale impact evaluation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a Research Associate on a number …

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 …

Nick LaFleur

Nicholas LaFleur serves as the Deputy Program Director. He received his Master of the Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, Advanced Certification in Music Education from Brooklyn College, and his Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Massachusetts. He came to ETM in 2008, after having served as General Manager of …

Nicholas Green

Nicholas Green joined ETM as the Evaluation Assistant in February 2016. Nick received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine before moving to New York to gain experience in education research. Nick has served children of all ages and socio-economic statuses through prior work as a para-professional for a …

Tim Lemberger

Tim Lemberger serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications, joining Education Through Music (ETM) in 2012. He brings over 20 years marketing and communications experience, with extensive work with education and arts organizations. He oversees all marketing and communications activities for ETM, including digital marketing, social media, media relations, cause marketing, partnerships, publications and support for …

Katherine Canning

Katherine Canning serves as Director of Development and has been with ETM since 2000, when she was placed there through the Princeton Project 55 (now Princeton AlumniCorps) Public Interest Fellowship Program. Previously, she taught math at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a post-secondary school in Singapore. In New York, she has tutored high school level Physics and Math, volunteered …