VAMA Administration

 

 

CEO- MAXINE HALL (click for bio)

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OVERSIGHT AND ETHICS- ELIZABETH D'HAITI

Elizabeth graduated from Harvard University in 2020 and continues to be a valuable part of our academy. She currently serves as a Focus Missionary Fellow at Columbia University. She has plans to attend medical school after her mission. She advises on ethical decisions regarding all matters. She is an accomplished flutist, pianist, and composer.
 

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS- GRACE VICTORIA

Grace is a senior at Columbia University. She assists with general daily operations and does a great job with quality control. She also serves as an early childhood educator and piano teacher. Grace is a pianist, guitarist, bassist, cellist, composer, and vocalist. 

 

ARTISTIC INSPIRATION- BEN J. D'HAITI

Ben J. D'Haiti is a freshman at Rice University. He plays the trumpet, piano, and guitar. He has studied under David Boltz, Dr. Nate Hussell (VAMA Staff), Steve Hendrickson (NSO), Rodney Marsalis, and Thomas Cupples (NSO). He attended Tanglewood for two summers and he is an NSO Fellow alum. He also was a member of the National Youth Orchestra in 2020 and 2021, and he headlined NPR's From the Top in March of 2021. He has performed several times at the Kennedy Center. He loves to practice and his example brings out the best in all of us--his passion for music is contagious!  He has also enjoyed performing with the American Youth Philharmonic and Brass of Peace. His work has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall for use in music education, and he has recently started his own production company--BJD Productions.