Dan Gurvich, Executive Director, is excited to be bringing together his management experience with his passion for music to help promising young singers fully develop their gifts. Responsible for administrative aspects of CAA, Dan is also the Executive Director of the 106-year-old Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, one of the largest community arts schools in the USA. Dan formerly taught private studio voice at New York University. In addition to his Master in Music from Boston University, where he studied with the renowned soprano Phyllis Curtin, Dan holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. A former fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and The Aspen Music Festival, Dan has appeared with the Boston Lyric Opera, Mercury Opera Rochester, the National Opera Company, The Boston University Opera Institute, Time’s Arrow Ensemble, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa. Performance highlights include Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Count Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, the title role in Puccini's one-act comedy Gianni Schicchi, and Mauricio Kagel's "Furst Igor, Stravinsky" at Tanglewood, as well as recitals of Russian and German song. In addition to his experience as a classical baritone, Dan has extensive experience with financial analysis, strategic planning, human resources, and development of organizational infrastructure. He formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer at Person-to-Person, a social services agency that provides food, emergency financial assistance, and other basic needs for low-income families in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Dan was also the founding CFO for Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, an advanced university-affiliated veterinary medical center in Stamford, CT.