Meet Our Executive Director
Alexandra "Allie" Arpajian MS, LRT/CTRS, CPRP
Mrs. Arpajian has studied music since the age of three and has a passion for making music education equitable and inclusive to all. Allie comes to us from the Winston-Salem Symphony where she worked in the education department with the Symphony’s El Sistema program, The P.L.A.Y. Music Program. She has an undergraduate degree in music performance, a post-baccalaureate in Nonprofit Management, and a master’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation.
Meet Our Staff
Carol Burnett, Financial Manager
Ms. Carol Burnett has been the Ministry Assistant for the First Reformed United Church of Christ for thirty years. Carol has provided financial/bookkeeping services for Young Musicians of Alamance since it began. When not crunching numbers and keeping the Minister in line, she entertains her furry home companion Mr. Fizzles and travels in the mountains of North Carolina.
Meet Our Board
Beth Bader, Founder
After watching a 60 Minutes report on El Sistema of Venezuela, Ms. Bader developed a plan for a similar music program for children in Alamance County, NC. She founded Young Musicians of Alamance in 2016. The organization has continued to grow since that day. Ms. Bader retired in January, 2019. She now resides in the mountains of North Carolina and volunteers at the El Sistema program in Asheville, NC, MusicWorks!