We’re thrilled to welcome Development Assistant, Stephanie LoTempio, to the Musicambia team. Find out more about her below!
Tell us a little bit about your background, in terms of both your artistic and non-profit experience.
I am a current Masters Candidate in Flute Performance at New York University, studying under contemporary flutist and composer Robert Dick. I love to perform as well as teach – I teach flute to undergraduate Music Business and non-music majors at NYU. I have only recently begun working in non-profits with my first position as the Lullaby Project Intern at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The Lullaby Project pairs artists with young mothers throughout NYC and nationally to write lullabies for their children in places like hospitals, homeless shelters, and prisons. I am delighted to be on board with Musicambia to continue learning more about how non-profit organizations work.
How did you find out about Musicambia and what interested you in the internship?
I first learned about Musicambia through my work at Carnegie Hall. I attended a concert at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in February that I found extremely inspiring and wanted to get more involved. A few days later, I stumbled upon the Musicambia website to learn more information and happened to see that you were looking for an administrative and development intern. I think my timing was pretty lucky! I think the work that Musicambia does in our justice system is truly life-changing and am excited to be involved.
What do you hope to gain from your work with Musicambia?
I want to learn more about how non-profit organizations work and gain skills that will help me continue working in the field. I am also looking forward to working with and learning from the talented teaching artists and administrative staff.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to be doing a combination of teaching, performing, and non-profit work. I would love to become a teaching artist in any program that helps to use music as social change as well as teach young musicians the importance of performance and music theory.