A scholarship served start her audio job. Now at a new music-centered Stamford nonprofit, she’s having to pay it ahead.

STAMFORD — A tunes-concentrated nonprofit in Stamford has employed a new program director. Gabrielle Molina…

STAMFORD — A tunes-concentrated nonprofit in Stamford has employed a new program director.

Gabrielle Molina will guide the following-faculty and summer season new music education and learning courses at Challenge Songs commencing this slide.

“Music opened up the prospect for me to have a mentor who served me use to school and get a songs scholarship,” Molina claimed in a push launch from the nonprofit. “It’s fueled my devotion to this work — the do the job that forges the identical sorts of possibilities for high-quality tunes instruction for individuals who are the very least probably to receive it.”

Job Audio is a Stamford-dependent nonprofit that seeks to offer songs instruction to learners “in want of chance and inspiration.” Over the decades, the group has delivered hundreds of college students with free devices and audio lessons, and has assembled multiple scholar undertaking ensembles.

Molina will consider about for Ian Taylor, who stepped down from the position in June immediately after 7 years with Job Songs.


“It has been unbelievably tough to phase away from a system that I treatment about so deeply,” stated Taylor, who is leaving to pursue a masters degree in audio training. “But it is considerably less difficult for me to go, understanding that our learners and our group will be in these kinds of able and caring palms. Possessing identified Gabrielle for a number of yrs and followed her work, I have the utmost self esteem that she will direct Undertaking Audio to new heights in the coming yrs.”

Taylor will continue to be on as interim executive director as a result of August.

Beforehand, Molina worked with Job Songs as a clarinet instructor numerous of her center faculty college students were being approved into the Better Connecticut Youth Orchestras.

“I imagine interactions that are created through striving for excellence such as finding out an instrument can be some of the most existence-altering interactions for a younger human being, particularly when that young person may well have so quite a few systemic boundaries versus them,” reported Molina. “I know for me, I’m the only child from my compact town to ever make it to Harvard (University), journey the entire world quite a few occasions above, and now be fortuitous sufficient to give back again by devoting my job to youth just like myself.”