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September 16, 2022

Meet Our New Interim Executive Director

Dear DCYOP Community, 

I am so pleased to introduce myself to you – first here and then hopefully in person over the next few months. I’ve joined DCYOP as Interim Executive Director and am thrilled to be here. 

I come to DCYOP having worked with other local arts organizations (Executive Director at Sitar Arts Center, Development Director at Arena Stage) and having served as interim ED for other youth-serving nonprofits (most recently BEST Kids).  I’m also an arts educator, having taught piano and musical theater to young artists over the years. But more importantly, I come to this role knowing DCYOP, its long history, and the great music it makes.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with DCYOP over the past few years in an advisory capacity, and before that, my brother Dave was a DCYOP percussion instructor.   

Thanks to my prior work with DCYOP, I know that the strength of this community and our talented, committed and professional team will help me ensure a smooth transition until we welcome the new permanent ED together sometime next year.  

In the meantime, I can’t wait to meet you all.  I’m eager to see the excitement of our student musicians as they arrive for the first day of rehearsals – both the veterans who are back for another year with us and those who are picking up an instrument for the very first time. If you have any questions about DCYOP, the new year of music education about to start, or getting more involved with our program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!


Ed Spitzberg
Interim Executive Director