Program Director, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Cohort: CCL, New York, 2017
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Tricia Steel joined the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation staff in 1999. In her role as Program Director, Tricia supervises and implements all aspects of the program including strategic planning and implementation of support services to school districts as well as school application review, vetting, administration of instrument donations and evaluation of the Foundation’s impact on grantees. Additionally, she maintains relationships with schools and districts nationwide through music education consultation, community engagement and leveraging the Foundation’s investment for maximum benefit for students. A Berklee College of Music magna cum laude graduate with Percussion Performance and Music Business/Management Bachelor degrees, Tricia was awarded scholarships from Vic Firth, Inc., the Eubie Blake Scholarship Fund and the Berklee College of Music U.S. Scholarship Tour. She performed with the Boston Chamber Ensemble, Brookline Symphony, American Repertory Theatre, New England Brass Band, Disney Grammy Collegiate Orchestra and toured with former Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally. In 2007, she was awarded for outstanding community service from the City of Los Angeles. Tricia resides in Burbank, CA with her husband and two children. She is a PTA member, serves on the Burbank Unified School District’s Arts for All Legislative Committee, and volunteers in her children’s classrooms.