- Program:Arts Leadership
Named one of Musical America’s Top Movers and Shakers in the Performing Arts, Jazmín Morales is a violinist, activist, and administrator dedicated to helping young artists use their gifts to enact meaningful change in the world. A classically trained violinist who also grew up playing mariachi and other regional Mexican music, Morales has spent her life and career navigating the space between classical and folk art traditions, and acting as a cultural translator between these worlds.
Currently, Morales serves as the Assistant Director of the Colburn School’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact where she founded Fortissima, an artistic and leadership development program for young women of color in classical music. In addition to her work in conservatories, Morales is an arts leadership and community engagement consultant for NPR’s From the Top and the Smithsonian Latino Center. She proudly serves on the board of directors for the Little Village Foundation and the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA).
Morales has been the recipient of the Ralph M. Parsons Arts Management Fellowship and was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Sphinx LEAD program. Before joining the Colburn School, she was the Artist Services Coordinator at La Jolla Music Society. Morales earned her B.A. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and M.A. in Arts Management from the Center for Management in the Creative Industries at Claremont Graduate University.