Charyn Harris, MBA Founder/Executive Director

Charyn Harris

As a music educator, arts advocate and community leader, Charyn Harris has been recognized both locally and nationally for creating and implementing vibrant music education programming and developing stellar resources to support youth through the arts.

Charyn is the Founder of Project MuszEd and serves as Conductor of Music Programs for A Place Called Home. She facilitated and manages partnerships for both agencies with the Berklee City Music Network. Over 30 students under Charyn’s tutelage have attended Berklee’s programs; through summer and full scholarships. Students have also opened for The Black Eyed Peas, Diana Ross, performed with The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray and have gained exposure to many other life-changing opportunities. Charyn is sought after as a clinician and consultant in the areas of urban music education and nonprofit arts programming.

Among her duties, Charyn sits on the Board of Directors of Synergy Academies, The Advisory Board of the Berklee City Music Network, the Planning Committee of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival and several other important initiatives. Among her honors are The Pioneer Women Award from The City of Los Angeles and The Honorable Jan Perry and The Sustainable Leadership Award from the Berklee City Music Network along with numerous recognitions from local and national elected officials. Charyn toured for nearly a decade as keyboardist for the iconic R&B maestro, Barry White and has also performed with a variety of artists including: Malcolm Jamal Warner, MC Hammer, The Cranberries, Jonathan Butler, Al B. Sure!, Doc Powell and Luciano Pavarotti among others. Charyn is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and earned an MBA from The University of Phoenix.

Tanisha Hall, Chief Operating Officer

tannisha hallMusic Industry veteran Tanisha Hall serves as COO of Project MuszEd. Tanisha is the founder of White Hall Arts Academy and is a highly sought after vocal coach. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tanisha gained a great deal of experience through internships with Yab Yum Entertainment which quickly catapulted her into the executive limelight. Here she served a dual role as Executive Assistant to two high powered moguls, further honing her skills for the music business.

Tanisha continues to collaborate with notable executives, recording artists and producers. She additionally has served as Production Manager for Ketih Harris’ firm, Harris Productions and Manager of Special Events for The Chaka Khan Foundation. Ms. Hall was also a key member of the marketing team for the cinema feature, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” She continues to provide music instruction and resources to hundreds of students annually as she lives her mission of being and giving her personal best. She has received numerous accolades and has performed for a diverse audience from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to Carnegie Hall.

Tanisha is an active member of NARAS, The NAACP, Los Angeles Urban League and sits on the board of the Demetrius Anton Posey School of Music Engineering. She devotes a large portion of her time impacting the lives of under-served Los Angeles youth through mentoring to foster children.

Board of Directors

Dr. Thyonne Gordon
Lynn Jeter
Thornell Jones
December Mackedanz
Anita Otano
Santana Westbrook
Shannita Williams

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