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Tamburri Named Executive Director of Newark School of the Arts

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Apr 15, 2013
Newark, NJ

Newark School of the Arts (NSA) announced today the appointment of Lawrence Tamburri as executive director. Tamburri, who had been serving as the school's interim executive director, was selected at the conclusion of a national search led by the Arts Consulting Group.

"Larry's extensive experience with arts education combined with his leadership and fundraising background will guide NSA into the next phase of our multi-year plan," said Monique McRipley Ollie, who serves on the school's Board of Trustees and was co-chair of the Search Committee.

Tamburri, of Maplewood, NJ, brings 30 years of arts management, advocacy and fundraising experience, including extensive knowledge of all aspects of a school-wide arts integration process. Most recently he served as President & CEO of the internationally-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a $30 million orchestra and concert hall. During his eight-year tenure at the Orchestra, Tamburri successfully implemented an $80 million fundraising campaign

"I look forward to building on the robust, 45-year foundation that has been created by those devoted to the Newark School of the Arts," Tamburri said. "The range of families, board members and other volunteers, teaching artists, funders, arts partners, and community organizations, who are deeply committed to the school, speaks to the vital role the arts play in the lives of our students and their families. I'm honored to have been selected for this position."

About Newark School of the Arts
The Newark School of the Arts (NSA) provides sequential and comprehensive education in music, dance, drama, and the visual arts for people of all ages from Newark and a nine county area in New Jersey, with limited financial assistance for families requiring aid. NSA enhances the quality of life of individuals, families and the community by providing instruction and performance opportunities for everyone. Among the many awards NCSA has received are two citations for excellence from the New Jersey Council on the Arts (1990 and 2003), and two Challenge Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2002, the school established a Professional Division to nurture the talents of outstanding music and dance students.

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