Heath Marlow

Director of Development & Engagement

Heath Marlow comes to Emmanuel Music from the New England Conservatory where he spent seven years creating and directing career development programming, including the Sistema Fellows Program and the Center for Professional Development & Performing Arts Leadership.

Prior to his work for NEC, Heath helped build Community MusicWorks—a Providence-based organization nationally recognized for “creating rewarding musical experiences for often-forgotten populations and forging a new, multi-faceted role beyond the concert hall for the 21st century musician” (MacArthur Foundation). Heath began his tenure at CMW as a teaching artist and, over a decade, wore many hats for the organization including director of development, managing director, and artistic program administrator.

Heath is passionate about providing capacity building, strategic planning, facilitation, and engagement support for community-based arts organizations, such as Castle of our Skins, Thread Ensemble, Palaver Strings, Little Opera, Iris Music Project, Newport String Project, RI Fiddle Project, and Music Haven. He recently concluded his term as president of the board of musiConnects, the innovative performance and education organization founded in 2007 by Emmanuel Music violinist Betsy Hinkle.

As a cellist, Heath has been fortunate to spend many summers in bucolic locations, including Banff, Blue Hill, Boscawen, and the Berkshires. He is “thrilled to be able to support Emmanuel Music, an organization dedicated to enriching its community—building on nearly fifty years of creating transformative experiences for audiences, primarily through the music of J.S. Bach.”

Heath looks forward to getting to know our community better. If you would like to share your favorite encounter with a Bach cantata over coffee or discuss how best to continue to grow Emmanuel Music’s relevance over the next fifty years, please contact him at (617) 536-3356 ext. 16 or heath@emmanuelmusic.org.

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