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Jessica Garand

Jessica Garand, Executive Director

Jessica Garand, founder and executive director at Opportunity Music Project is a passionate advocate for social innovation through music and is a recipient of the $10,000 McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award for Arts Education and Community Outreach.

While a Masters student at the Juilliard School, she founded Opportunity Music Project. Raised in Canada, Jessica was featured in The Globe and Mail, and was awarded the Canadian Millennium Scholarship for her ongoing commitment to the community. Jessica has also traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil to teach master classes and give interactive community performances, and is a regular invited speaker at the Juilliard School and Bard College. Jessica is on the mentoring roster at The Juilliard School’s mentoring program and has co-taught Entrepreneurship in the Arts to undergraduate music students at the Juilliard School.