RIME Board of Directors


Arthur Bloom – President and Founder

Arthur Bloom is the founder and Executive Director of Renovation In Music Education and MusiCorps. He holds a literature degree from Yale College, and music degrees from Juilliard and the Yale School of Music. He leads the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Aaron Neville, Oleta Adams, Ricky Skaggs, Roger Waters, and the Kansas City Symphony, among others, and at the Kennedy Center, the Grand Ole Opry, Madison Square Garden, and on The Colbert Report and PBS. His experience as a composer in a variety of styles and genres is reflected in credits that span from The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Tulsa Philharmonic, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, and The Kansas City Symphony, to National Public Radio, HBO, and Def Jam/CBS Records. He has taught sociology at Yale University, composition at the Educational Center for the Arts in Connecticut, and has written about music and recording technology for MIX Magazine. Mr. Bloom created the first Concert Curriculum, An Orchestra's Guide To The Young Person and, following its success, founded RIME. With support from NASA, Mr. Bloom created a science version of the Concert Curriculum, An Orchestra’s Guide To The Universe. After meeting with injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Mr. Bloom created MusiCorps to help them in their recovery.

Hirokazu Yoshikawa – Vice President

Professor Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University. He conducts research on the effects of public policies related to immigration, poverty, and early childhood development on children and youth in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries. He currently serves as a Presidential appointee to the U.S. National Board on Education Sciences, and as co-chair of the workgroup on Education, Early Childhood Development and the Transition to Work of the UN Sustainable Solutions Development Network. He was formerly the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Academic Dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is a Juilliard trained pianist. 

Micki M. Chen – Secretary

Micki M. Chen is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Verizon. She was a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a graduate of the Harvard Law School where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She has served as Senior Assistant General Counsel and Special Counsel to the General Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration, where she received the Vice President's "Hammer Award" and the "Commendable Service Award." Ms. Chen studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music.

Edward M. Suh – Treasurer

Edward M. Suh holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Yale College, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University, and is Director of Integrated Discovery Technologies at the Eisai Research Institute in Massachusetts. In addition to his work as a scientist, Dr. Suh is a singer-songwriter.

David M.C. Stern

David Stern earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in economics from Yale College, and is the founder and president of Stern Consulting, which advises some of the preeminent companies in the healthcare industry. Mr. Stern serves on the boards of the Westchester Institute for Human Development, and his local public school district, and has written and lectured about nonprofit management and healthcare.

RIME Board of Advisors

Allison Fine

Allison Fine is the author of Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, and a senior fellow at Demos: A Network for Change and Action in New York City.

Scott Freiman

Scott Freiman is a composer, producer, and owner of Second Act Studio, and co-founded Credit Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSI), where he served as CEO.

Dan Klein

Dan Klein is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and the Executive Producer at Wonderland Productions. 

Navah Perlman

Navah Perlman is a renowned pianist who performs throughout the world in solo recitals, with orchestras, and as part of the Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey Trio.

Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham is a Grammy Award winning violinist, internationally recognized as one of today's most virtuosic and engaging classical artists.

David Stern

David Stern is a sought-after conductor and currently the Music Director of the Israel Opera, the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and Opera, and Opera Fuoco.

Damian Woetzel

Damian Woetzel is the Director of Arts Programs for the Aspen Institute, a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and was a Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet.

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