Present Program Director TRICIA WILLIAMS has been named the brand new President/CEO of MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION, the non-profit devoted to preserving music and humanities education schemes. She replaces FELICIA MANCINI, daughter of famend composer HENRY MANCINI, whose 25-year reign guided the non-profit to nationwide prominence. Changing WILLIAMS as Program Director shall be TODD SHIPLEY, former Director Of Arts Schooling for the TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
MANCINI was initially hand-picked by MHOF’s founder MICHAEL KAMEN to assist understand his imaginative and prescient of placing musical devices within the palms of each pupil in public faculties across the nation. With a funds barely reaching six figures, MANCINI constructed MHOF right into a greater than $6m powerhouse, cultivated lasting relationships with artists, particular person donors, household foundations, and company companions. Over her tenure, MHOF has invested greater than $34m in musical devices distributed to 1000’s of faculty music packages nationwide.
As Program Director since 1999, WILLIAMS has supervised and applied all elements of the non-profit’s programming with a particular focus at school district help providers. A musician in her personal proper, WILLIAMS carried out with the BOSTON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, BROOKLINE SYMPHONY, AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER, NEW ENGLAND BRASS BAND and with former FRANK ZAPPA guitarist MIKE KENEALLY. In 2017, WILLIAMS created the MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION’s MUSIC (AND ARTS) EDUCATION DISTRICT SUPPORT SERVICES, a consulting service that makes use of knowledge and instructor voices resulting in systemic change by eradicating limitations to ensure that all college students to have entry to high quality, sequential and sustainable music and humanities schooling.
Stated MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION Chairman SCOTT HOLTZMAN, “MHOF has been so lucky to have FELICE MANCINI as our visionary chief for the final 25 years and to have her onboard to make sure a easy and profitable transition. FELICE has been instrumental in molding MHOF into probably the most admired music schooling basis all through the nation. Our complete Board joins me in saying that we really feel that TRICIA has confirmed she is exceptionally certified to tackle the problem of main MHOF at a crucial time within the evolution of music and the humanities in our public faculties.”
Stated MANCINI, “I used to be born into music, and it propelled me into probably the most fulfilling and significant work of my life main the MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION. I thank my mother and father for glorious genes, and the drive to carry music schooling to new generations of dreamers and gamers. I stated sure to this chance 25 years in the past, and it’s the very best choice I ever made. The inspiration is in proficient and succesful palms going ahead. I’m grateful.”
Added WILLIAMS, “As my two kids say, the FOUNDATION is my third baby. It’s the place my ardour lies, and it’s a dream come true to step into the function as its subsequent chief in addition to an honor to construct upon FELICE’s great success. It could be my twenty fourth anniversary on the FOUNDATION, however the imaginative and prescient is evident and recent, we’re simply getting began.”