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      MEET OUR BOARD      

Our team consists of a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who bring a wide range of experiences and knowledge.

Michael K. Harrist

Board Member, Musician

Michael K. Harrist is a New York City based multi-instrumentalist and educator, specializing in contrabass and yaylı tanbur. Michael works in a wide array of traditions including Ottoman court music, Turkish folk, Jazz, Western Classical, Hindustani, and American roots music. Michael has concertized across the Americas, Europe and Asia with various ensembles including Labyrinth Ontario Ensemble, Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma, Mexamorphosis, Ameranouche, Çeşni Trio, Orchestrotica, Capillary Action, Sol & Kiel, Michael Kiel Cash and Mitos Orchestra. He is the founding artistic director of Halcyon Arts New England, adjunct faculty at Kean University and teacher/director at Harrist Music Studios. A disciple of W. A. Mathieu, Michael has also studied under Ross Daly, Melisa Yildirim, Ramesh Mishra, George Ruckert, Suhail Yusuf Khan, Fred Stubbs, and Evgenios Voulgaris.

Paul Holmes

Board Member

Paul Holmes is a versatile choral bass in NYC, as well as the Operations Manager for the Clarion Choir & Orchestra. He first met Guadalupe singing with her at Bard College in 2017, and they've been friends ever since. He is thrilled to serve on the Mexamorphosis board and help fulfill Guadalupe's vision!

Aaron Koch

Board Member

I am a lover of the arts, especially the performing arts. In high school and college, I performed with many different groups that acted, sang and danced. Even though I don’t perform now, I am a huge supporter of those that do. I joined Mexamorphosis because I value their commitment to diversity in music, genres and styles, incorporating sounds from all over the world. I currently work for Saint Thomas Choir School where I get to enjoy listening to the unique treble voices of young boys as they sing in the Choir of Men and Boys at Saint Thomas Church.

Alberto Miranda

Board Member

Cuban bassist Alberto Miranda has built a rich background full of musical influences from Cuba and around the world, spreading his musical roots through his talent. Now based in New York, he is a creative force of nature who can transform a room full of strangers into lifelong fans in an instant.

Christopher Powers

Board member

Christopher Powers is a leader in the field of architecture and specializes in community oriented design. Having taught and worked alongside many local architecture organizations including New York AIA chapter, and Columbia university. Architecture must engage with the world and its community to encourage cross cultural exchange among the different disciplines.

Meave Treacy

Board member

Bringing over a decade of international cultural program management experience, Meave, a New Yorker originally from Montreal, Canada, is deeply passionate about Mexamorphosis’ mission. Drawing from her background in developing institutional partnerships worldwide during her tenure at UNESCO and her experience in cultural program management as the former Executive Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Canada in Lachine, she offers invaluable expertise. Fluent in both English and French, Meave provides a rich multicultural perspective and is dedicated to furthering the organization’s objectives.

Erik Goldman

Media Advisor

Erik Goldman is a music enthusiast with far-ranging cultural interests. He works professionally as the editor/co-founder of Holistic Primary Care, a medical news media company. He is also a guitar player/composer involved in diverse music projects.

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