BSO Educators Advisory Council

The Educators Advisory Council is a group of classroom music educators and fine arts administrators drawn from the greater Boston area
In conjunction with the BSO's Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor and the Manager of Research and Curriculum Development, the council is charged with the responsibility of creating the supplementary materials designed for the annual BSO Youth Concerts, ensuring that these materials are of the highest quality and most relevant design.

In addition to this primary duty, the council is called upon to share feedback, field updates, and observations regarding the needs of their districts and schools, which will help the BSO Education and Community Engagement Department to build and sustain the most meaningful possible programs for students and educators from across backgrounds. The EAC provides a connection on the ground to the needs and resources of the various communities that each member represents.

Each year, a group of 10-20 council members will be chosen through an application process. Each member will receive an honorarium of $350 for each year that they serve and will be reimbursed for the cost of their parking to attend meetings. The council will meet five times over the course of the academic year and concert season, between June, 2017 and March, 2018. Council members are also invited to attend a BSO concert as guests of the BSO in April.

The first half of the year will focus on drafting and creating supplementary materials for the BSO's Youth concerts in the winter, and the second half of the year will focus on the committee as sounding board for future work and Youth Concert feedback.

The members of the 2017-2018 BSO Educators Advisory Council are:

Stephen Bloom (Lynnfield Public Schools)
Jacqueline Carvey (Randolph Public Schools)
Jane Cleary (North Weymouth Public Schools)
Janna Comeau (North Reading Public Schools)
Gina DePaoli (Waltham Public Schools)
Maria Doreste Velázquez (Boston Public Schools)
Kathryn Ferris (Marblehead Public Schools)
Kerrin French (Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools)
Eva Ostrovsky (Melrose Public Schools)
Paul Pitts (Boston Public Schools)
Stephanie Riley (Dennis-Yarmouth Public Schools)
Lynn Rubin (Chelmsford Public Schools)
Noa Shimshony Mann (Marblehead Public Schools)
Blake Siskavich (Lincoln Public Schools)
Kimberly Vespo (Lowell Public Schools)