Dan Gurvich, executive director of Neighborhood Music School, is an experienced non-profit leader and administrator.
Dan holds an MBA from Cornell University's Johnson School, a master of music degree in classical vocal performance from Boston University and a BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Deeply committed to arts education, he taught vocal technique, musicianship, diction and stagecraft to undergraduate and graduate students at New York University's Steinhardt School.
Dan has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, the National Opera Company, Long Island's Ridotto Arts, Virginia's Ash Lawn-Highland Festival, the Bronx Opera Company and Boston University's Opera Institute. An avid performer of song and concert repertoire, he has been a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival Vocal Chamber Music programs. He was a Bach cantata soloist with the Tanglewood Music Center orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa.
Dan served most recently as chief operating officer of Person-to-Person, a multi-site emergency response social services agency in Fairfield County. He founded College Audition Advantage, a training program for students auditioning for elite undergraduate programs in musical theater and vocal performance. Previously he was chief financial officer of CUVS, a for-profit subsidiary corporation for Cornell University.
As a former professional singer and educator, Dan shares NMS's commitment to high-quality arts education for all.
He became executive director of NMS on May 1, 2015.