Meet Our Executive Director

Alexandra "Allie" Arpajian MS, LRT/CTRS, CPRP

Mrs. Arpajian has studied music since the age of three and has a passion for making music education equitable and inclusive to all. Allie comes to us from the Winston-Salem Symphony where she worked in the education department with the Symphony’s El Sistema program, The P.L.A.Y. Music Program. She has an undergraduate degree in Music Performance, a post-baccalaureate in Nonprofit Management, and a master’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Allie is a vocalist (soprano), percussionist, steel drummer, pianist, and beginning guitar, ukulele, and sitar player. 

Meet Our

Music Education Director

Andrew Beach

Mr. Andrew Beach is currently the music teacher at Claxton Elementary school in Greensboro. He received his bachelor's degree in music education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His primary instrument is the double bass which he plays with orchestras, jazz combos, and old time music groups (pre-COVID). He also plays guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, and ukulele. He is passionate about making and teaching music and is excited to join Young Musicians of Alamance!

Meet Our

Teaching Artists

Jeannie Artley

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Byron Grimes

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Cindy Smith

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Sara Realini

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Meet Our Staff

Carol Burnett, Financial Manager
 
 
Ms. Carol Burnett has been the Ministry Assistant for the First Reformed United Church of Christ for thirty years.  Carol has provided financial/bookkeeping services for Young Musicians of Alamance since it began.  When not crunching numbers and keeping the Minister in line, she entertains her furry home companion Mr. Fizzles and travels in the mountains of North Carolina.
Susan Abernethy

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Raheem Aleem

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Susan Evans

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Thelma Gardiner

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Dr. Beverly Pugh, Secretary

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Dr. Beverly Pugh, Secretary

Meet Our Board

Phil Myers, President

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Shelley Realini

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Wally Shearin, Treasurer
Yholima Vargas-Aleem

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Meet

YMA's Founder

Beth Bader, Founder
 
 
After watching a 60 Minutes report on El Sistema of Venezuela, Ms. Bader developed a plan for a similar music program for children in Alamance County, NC.  She founded Young Musicians of Alamance in 2016.  The organization has continued to grow since that day.  Ms. Bader retired in January, 2019.  She now resides in the mountains of North Carolina and volunteers at the El Sistema program in Asheville, NC, MusicWorks!

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