Tanya Maggi is the director of New England Conservatory’s Community Performances and Partnerships Program, a nationally recognized collegiate community engagement program that provides teaching artist training and connects students with an extensive network of partners in the Boston community. Prior to joining the staff at NEC, Maggi was education programs manager for the Saint Louis Symphony and director of education for the Tulsa Philharmonic. Involved with arts advocacy initiatives nationwide and abroad, Maggi serves on numerous advisory boards and has recently worked as a guest educator on community engagement projects with the Panama Jazz Festival, the Guildhall School, the Saint Louis Symphony, and Brandeis University. She is a founding member of multiple arts education advocacy organizations, including the Collegiate Music Outreach Network, the Boston Arts Consortium for Health, and the Urban Music Educators Coalition. In addition to her work as an arts educator, Maggi is an active violist and chamber musician, performing with several ensembles in the Boston area. She is also the founder of the Hyde Park Farmers’ Market, and has been significantly involved with urban farming and sustainable agriculture initiatives throughout Boston.