Spring Start Centurions - LUC: Rashida A. Phillips, Executive Director - American Jazz Museum

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Name: Spring Start Centurions - LUC: Rashida A. Phillips, Executive Director - American Jazz Museum
Date: June 10, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
This event is open to Spring Start Centurions only.

Learn from Rashida Phillips, new Executive Director of the American Jazz Museum, at an exclusive Spring Cohort Leadership Up Close. Get an insider glimpse of the museum, and hear Rashida’s strategic vision and leadership lessons.  
About Rashida Phillips:
Committed to working at the intersection of arts, culture, community, and education, Rashida has spent the past 16 years at some of Chicago’s most impactful organizations including her most recent role as Deputy Director and Senior Director of Community Ventures organizing strategy, expansion, and turnaround at the Old Town School of Folk Music, the largest community arts school with acclaimed concert space in the nation.  
Highlights of her career also include: Director of Education at Chicago Humanities Festival expanding audience, funding and programming for the largest festival of ideas worldwide, Project Management at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a liberal arts consortium supporting collegiate institutions for funding, fiscal literacy and diversifying the professoriate, Program Manager at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, providing deep research, design and instruction of arts integrated International Baccalaureate curriculum for Chicago Public Schools, and project management and leadership support at Chicago Children’s Museum in conjunction with the Association of Children’s Museums commitment to increasing visitorship and diversity initiatives.  She also helped launch the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, building support, visibility and audience, while co-producing their performance of Harlem's Song in the White House.  In addition, she contributed valued volunteer time organizing Chicago area jazz festivals and supporting the justice-centered work of Free Write Arts & Literacy.
Along with leadership, Rashida performs as a jazz vocalist, solo, in a small group or ensemble, including a more recent exploration of interdisciplinary and original compositions, accented by traditional roots music and jazz standards. She received an M.A. in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University, archiving the pianist Mary Lou Williams Collection, and a B.A. in English, minoring in African American Studies from Oberlin College.
American Jazz Museum - Blue Room
1616 E. 18th Street

Parking is first-come, first-served in the surrounding area.
Date/Time Information:
June 10, 2021
4-5 p.m.
Contact Information:
Lindsay Jarquio
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