A Chicago native, Myran Parker-Brass is a music educator, administrator, consultant and professional musician with thirty years experience providing access to quality arts and education. In 2009, Myran joined the Boston Public Schools (BPS) as Executive Director for the Arts providing strategic vision and systemically building and deepening arts education focused on quality, equity and access for all students. The BPS arts expansion and collective impact strategies are national models for urban school districts. Before joining BPS, Myran was Director of Education for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in her twenty year tenure she developed model programs to support arts education for all Massachusetts communities. Myran also served as Chair of Experiential Education at Longy School of Music, developing the graduate teaching artist training program. Myran has extensive experience as a strategic and cultural planning consultant and serves on the board of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Landmark Orchestra and the Arts Education Council for Americans For The Arts. In 2014 Myran received the Excellence in Arts Education Award from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and in 2016 was selected as a member of Education Week’s class of “Leaders to Learn From”.