I am running for the Executive Board because I think change is needed at 802. The last decade or so has seen not only an attrition of membership at 802, but the disappearance of the once robust recording industry in NYC. As the music industry has changed and continues to change, 802 must be on the cutting edge. I also hope to be a voice for women. I am a strong believer that the culture of any workplace or environment is set by the leadership and I am very excited to be working with this dynamic MFC ticket.
I have been an active chamber, orchestral, studio and Broadway cellist for 30 years. I received my BA and MM degrees from Yale University and hold an MBA from Columbia University. I founded, performed and recorded with the quartet CELLO for 10 years, appearing with that group at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and in chamber halls throughout the US and in Europe. I also recorded and performed for many years with the Ron Carter Nonet. I have played with a number of NYC orchestras, including the NY City Opera Orchestra, the NY City Ballet Orchestra, the ABT Orchestra, the Encores! at City Center Orchestra, the Radio City Christmas Show Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra. I toured with Barbra Streisand in 2007 and 2012. I have appeared in concert with Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Tony Bennett and many others. I can also be heard on dozens of recordings, film soundtracks and jingles. I have also played extensively on Broadway.
In my time away from the cello, I have raised three kind and accomplished college kids with my husband, artist Mikel Glass. Before having a family, I worked part time in finance as a debt analyst while pursuing my playing career. As a parent volunteer I ran the cultural arts program at our local elementary school for 7 years and the Scholastic book fair at our local middle school for 3 years (and have served on many other school committees). I have been an alumni interviewer for Yale for the last dozen years. I’m an avid reader, NY Times puzzle fanatic and yoga devotee. Recently I have trained and volunteer as an abortion clinic escort (helping to shield patients from protesters) and I’m committed to doing my small part in bringing about the Blue Wave in November by phone banking, canvassing and helping to get out the vote this fall!
Adam Krauthamer is a long-term thinker for 802 and a passionate leader. His vision for and commitment to a better future for musicians has inspired me to join this important movement for change. I ask for your endorsement and would be honored to serve on the Executive Board.