Board Spotlight | Liz Cipparone and Michael Campbell
Updated: May 20
At Boston Music Project, we are proud to have a board that reflects the students and communities we serve, with a shared commitment of bringing transformative music education to Boston youth. This week, we spotlight Liz Cipparone and Michael Campbell, who share their favorite aspects of BMP!
Liz Cipparone has been a collab-orative partner for the board and administration of Boston Music Project for several years. She is a philanthropic network manager at Growald Family Fund, where she coordinates a global network of philanthropic partners to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. In her spare time, she enjoys piano.
"As someone who joined the Board of Directors without having a child in the program, I have really gotten to see the magic of Boston Music Project by attending many community performances over the past three years. While I have loved the energy of Boston Music Project families piling into the school auditorium to proudly watch their children perform, some of my favorite experiences have been attending performances out in the community where students play in front of people they have never met. I am always in awe with their confidence and comfort performing, and was particularly blown away by the Villa-Lobos Orchestra's incredibly polished performance at Boston Symphony Hall to open Former Mayor Marty Walsh's 2019 State of the City Address. They blew the audience away!"
At BMP, Ms. Cipparone is focused on communications, branding, and fundraising.
"Some of my favorite experiences have been attending performances out in the community where students play in front of people they have never met. I am always in awe with their confidence and comfort performing." -BMP Board Member Liz Cipparone
Longtime board member Michael Campbell is passionate about Boston Music Project. He divides his time between Boston and Vermont, where he manages 200 acres of woods and fields. He is known for speaking sincerely with new and returning friends and supporters on behalf of the organization. His two children have been through the pro-gram, so he draws on deep knowledge of its benefits when advocating for BMP.
"I love the ensemble approach. It teaches lessons we want our children to learn: take responsibility for your own part, and learn how to work in a group. Achievement comes from persistence: I have watched my own children as they have learned how to take personal responsibility through BMP."
"[Boston Music Project] teaches lessons we want our children to learn: take responsibility for your own part, and learn how to work in a group." -BMP Board Member Michael Campbell
Previously, Mr. Campbell was a cinematographer and producer of programs for corporate and non-profit clients (with occasional detours into documentaries). One example of his excellent cinematography (and editing skills!) can be seen here in the documentary "Legends of American Skiing," among many other credits.
We invite you to learn more about all of our Board here!