Diane Couzens, Director of Development
Describe your role at TBMS: As TBMS’s Director of Development, I manage the school’s fundraising and marketing. My responsibilities include managing our annual fund, overseeing special events such as the annual benefit and golf tournament, and developing relationships with foundations, companies, and our elected officials. In addition, I supervise TBMS’s communications to drive awareness and enrollment towards our wonderful lessons, classes, and Community Programs. I enjoy this work because every day is different and it provides opportunities to connect with many people through a shared passion for music and music education.
Why is music important to you? What cannot be said in words can be said through music. It is a lifelong pursuit that challenges you, inspires you, and connects you to others.
What is your background? I have my MM in Flute Performance and Literature from The Ohio State University, where I was a University Fellow, and my BM in Flute Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I currently serve on the Board of the New York Flute Club, and I play in the NYFC Ensemble. Before joining TBMS, I was a Senior Associate in Development for New York City Ballet, where I worked for three years.