Meg Madden, Executive Director
Meg has been with Music in Schools Today since 1989, where she has pioneered arts education management, program development, assessment and active research. She appears frequently on both traditional and new media. A sample of her clients includes Chevron, Grateful Dead Productions, San Francisco Education Fund, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Unified School District and Stern Grove Festival. In the eighties, Meg served as Community Relations Manager at San Francisco Ballet. She serves on the Board of Music in Schools Today, the Advisory Committee of the Music in Education National Consortium and on the Education Committee of the San Francisco Symphony. In her college days, she played ukulele with a girls’ band. In her spare time, Meg rides her horse Concho, and is exploring the integration of culture, nature and spirituality.
Barie Wolf-Bowen, Associate Director
Barie joined the MUST team in April 2016. She is originally from Winter Park, Florida and attended Rollins College where she obtained her BA in Organizational Communication and was a DJ at the community radio station for six years. After working in the advertising department of a publishing company, Barie decided to utilize her skills and education in the nonprofit field. In 2011 she joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program and served three terms of service in North Carolina, Austin, and San Francisco working with poverty cutting programs. During this time, she also completed her Master’s degree in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Prior to joining MUST, Barie worked at a nonprofit art museum managing public programs and volunteers and she is dedicated to improving the lives of young people through the arts. Outside of the office, Barie is a budding yogi, guitar player, foster youth mentor, listener for the Sidewalk Talk program, and is developing art therapy workshops for nonprofit workers to explore individuation and prevent burn-out.
Ami Molinelli, Music Integration Director
Ami Molinelli develops programming and curriculum for MUST’s Music Integration programs, including Music First! and TEAM. She writes, authors and leads our Music First! program and Professional Development workshops, and is responsible for program implementation at schools and centers, as well as program expansion. Ami joined MUST in August 2012 after over several years as an artist-in-residence with the Los angeles Music Center and core faculty member with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Education department having written integrated music curriculum that reached over 10,000 Los Angeles County students. When she isn’t working in music education she is working as a professional musician and co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemable Grupo Falso Baiano, She is endorsed by Latin Percussion and on the board of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area (AEABA).
Megan Udell, Program Assistant
Megan is from Rocklin, CA, where she grew up in a family full of artists and musicians. In 2013 she graduated with her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Cal State Channel Islands and received a faculty award for her paper on race and body image in 19th century painting. After college, Megan worked as Development Assistant at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Ventura County, where she also taught art to elementary school students. She worked on the art center’s second annual Fashion Show benefit and led the diversification of the gallery’s store, showcasing the work of over 50 local artists. Since moving to San Francisco, Megan has volunteered at a non-profit art museum, shown her own paintings in a small exhibition, and worked as a Teaching Artist for MUST, teaching paper arts and visual arts. Outside of work, Megan enjoys cooking French cuisine, traveling with her husband, and playing guitar and banjo. She also makes incredible cappuccinos.