Lisa Belczyk is the Director of Learning at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where she plans, implements, and evaluates the PSO’s learning programs. Previously, Lisa held the position of Assistant Director of the City Music Center of Duquesne University, where she developed arts education programming and curricula, as well as managed the administration of the organization.
Lisa co-founded Snap, an informal education organization, which recently received a grant from The Sprout Fund to expand and develop student programming at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Audience of the Future program. Also through Snap, Lisa advises formal and informal learning spaces, school districts, and nonprofit organizations in implementing aesthetic education, inquiry-based learning, and culturally relevant music technologies in student programming. She also has presented at a variety of local, regional, and national conferences on these topics.
She is also the co-founder and President of the Board of Creating Crescendos, a new nonprofit start-up based in Atlanta, GA, which will bring music therapy and healing to children who are medically fragile.
Lisa holds an MBA with a concentration in leadership from Waynesburg University and a B.S. in Music Education (K-12) from Duquesne University. Lisa has completed both the introductory and advanced work in the Lincoln Center Institute’s Aesthetic Education and Imaginative Learning methodology. Additional leadership training includes the Arts Education Collaborative’s Leadership Academy and the Sam Deep Leadership Academy.
Board and community work includes serving as secretary of her township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, and she has previously served on the The Sprout Fund’s Learning Media Working Group, the Northland Public Library Foundation Board, and the Director of Special Events and board member for the Pittsburgh Philharmonic.