Over the last 10 years, Emily’s passion for supporting underserved youth through music has driven her career both locally and internationally. Her desire to work with youth and music started at a young age and eventually inspired her to pursue degrees in music, education, and psychology. This resolve stuck with her in her professional life, when 8 years ago she started her own consulting company which took her everywhere from Venezuela to South Korea, from Italy to Minnesota, working with organizations that support youth through music. After spending the last decade working not only with these programs, but also multiple music non-profit organizations in Los Angeles, Emily is now serving as the CEO of Global Arts Corporation. Her current passion is to not only help serve the youth through music, but also provide constant development for educators.
Associate Director & Secretary
From a very young age, Jacqueline DesRosier has had a deep desire to help others. From raising funds for homeless shelters, putting together supplies for families in Haiti, Appalachia, and Mississippi, to working with refugees and students with disabilities, Jacqueline has always felt that her purpose is to make a positive contribution to society. Combining this passion with her love of music has led Jacqueline to pursue a dual degree in music education and French Horn performance, followed by a Masters of Arts in Teaching. Over the last 10 years, she has had the opportunity to apply her belief in social justice, educational equity, and the power of music to cultivate change in her work as both an educator and teaching artist with non-profit organizations and public school districts. Jacqueline now serves as the Associate Director and Secretary for Global Arts Corporation and continues to dedicate her life to serving youth and fellow educators through music.
ANA PAOLA RINCONES
Program Director & CFO
A native Venezuelan, Ana Paola fell in love with the model of music for social change when she was only a child. Driven by her love of the native music from her home island off the north coast of Venezuela, as well as her desire to help underserved children, Ana Paola became an accomplished flutist and activist who toured locally and globally to fulfill her mission. As a current businesswoman and flutist, Ana Paola has spent the last 15 years working in sales and distribution for companies in Colombia, Venezuela, China, and the United States. For 10 years, she controlled distribution and sales for her family’s company on Margarita Island, and is currently overseeing all design and bookkeeping for her personal company based in Southern California and China.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Cynthia is a classically-trained soprano from Los Angeles. She started working in music education in 2009, as an Arts Bridge scholar at UC Irvine's school of the arts. Since then she has taught students for various non-profit organizations, in addition to her private studio.
From 2013-2018, she worked at The Harmony Project, managing the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at Exposition Park (YOLA at EXPO) program. Through her work at YOLA she traveled nationally and internationally with young musicians, presented at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Take a Stand Symposium, and facilitated a mentorship program. Her passion for arts education and equity is fueled by her personal experience of not having access to music education at an early age.