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Jonathan Eifert, Executive Director
Jonathan Eifert represents a select group of nonprofits and artists seeking to build their social equity (brand image) through the fusion of traditional and new media. He specializes in event promotion/management, social media strategy, and brand partnerships. Project highlights have included generating key press placement for the Cleveland International Piano Competition, managing the Golandsky Institute's Summer Symposium at Princeton University, rebranding the film series Living the Classical Life, and revamping the social media platforms of star tenor Michael Fabiano.
Jonathan Eifert previously worked at IMG Artists (London) and Astral (Philadelphia). He now serves clients primarily in New York, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. He is an associate member of the Grammy Recording Academy, regular contributor to ArtsHacker.com, and institutional advancement committee member for Astral.
While living in London, Jonathan completed his Master of Arts degree in cultural policy and management (arts administration) from City University London—specializing in classical artists’ brands and their development. He holds additional degrees in piano (Bachelor of Music) and biblical studies (Bachelor of Science) from Cairn University.
Adrienne Sirken, Director, International Piano Festival
Adrienne Sirken has more than twenty years of teaching experience and has been enthusiastically studying the Taubman Approach with Edna Golandsky, Bob Durso and Ilya Itin since 1996. A graduate of Barnard College and New England Conservatory, she has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the USA and abroad and appeared as soloist with the Baltimore and National Symphonies. Adrienne teaches privately in Princeton and New York, coaches artist communication at conservatories and piano festivals, including the Julliard School. Adrienne works with a wide range of students including professional performers and teachers, jazz performers, adult amateurs, and young children.
Megan Coiley, Administrative Coordinator
Megan Coiley has been involved with the Golandsky Institute since 2008 as a student of the Taubman Approach. She joined the staff in 2012 as Administrative Coordinator, facilitating operations, development, customer relations, and marketing.
Megan is a pianist, conductor, and mezzo-soprano based in Princeton, NJ. She is currently a student at Westminster Choir College, where she is pursuing a degree in sacred music. She specializes in sound, space, and spirituality in worship and is particularly interested in consciousness and transformation. Her music ministry work explores the use of sound to shape theological understanding. Megan is active as a collaborative pianist, music minister, and chamber musician, and is a contributor to the Clavier Companion blog. She has performed as a soloist and in ensembles throughout the mid-Atlantic region including the Dave Brubeck oratorio choir, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, her own Crane Trio, and the Westminster Schola Cantorum. She is a current member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, whose past season included performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Megan continues her piano studies with Kendall Feeney and Edna Golandsky and vocal studies with Sally Wolf-Langan.
Brandon Richards, Web Developer
Robert Bullington, Videographer/Producer
Patrick Mavros, Graphic Designer
Susan Schwartz, Copy Editor