Director of Development Michael Pittman was hired in 2016 as the Institute's first full-time development personnel. Michael comes to the Institute after nine years at NYU, where he led campaigns raising over $850,000 per year for the University Libraries. He received his BA from Washington, DC's American University. As both a former musician, and a current parent of an Institute student, Michael knows first-hand the importance of music education and the role of the arts in social and educational development. Michael enjoys sharing his own passion with those who can make an impact on Institute students.