TunesMap Educational Foundation (TEF) broadens TunesMap's robust cultural network to satisfy curious minds beyond the home.
At the de Young Museum in San Francisco, TEF created an installation that provided cultural context around songs by influential groups such as Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and Big Brother and the Holding Company as part of the "The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll” exhibit in 2017.
TEF built an educational presentation as part of Bob Santelli’s Grammy Museum workshop for high school students at First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House" in 2016.
TEF is currently working with the Country Music Hall of Fame to preserve their long standing “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City” exhibit which is running through February 2018.
Erik Loyer, Executive Designer / Founder
G. Marq Roswell, Chairman / Founder
Robert Kaminsky, Executive Director / Founder
Robert Santelli is the Executive Director of the Grammy Museum, a 32,000 square-foot facility in downtown Los Angeles with “more music per square foot than anywhere else in America.” Santelli is also the Experience Music Project’s Executive Director, overseeing the development of all museum content, public programming, and education initiatives. He also currently leads development for the British Music Experience. Santelli spent five years with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, most recently as Vice President of Education and Public Programs. A rock ‘n’ roll and blues aficionado, Santelli has published seven books on the subject.
Jonathan Taplin's areas of specialization are in International Communication Management and the field of digital media entertainment. He is director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab based at USC. Taplin began his entertainment career in 1969 as Tour Manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. In 1973 he produced Martin Scorsese's first feature film, Mean Streets, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Between 1974 and 1996, Taplin produced 26 hours of television documentaries (including The Prize and Cadillac Desert for PBS) and 12 feature films including The Last Waltz, Until The End of the World, Under Fire and To Die For. His films were nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe awards and chosen for The Cannes Film Festival seven times. Taplin was a founder of Intertainer and has served as its Chairman and CEO since June 1996.
Robert (Rob) Lyons, CPA, MST, is a Tax Director, Exempt Organizations in the Nonprofit and Government Group at Marks Paneth LLP. Mr. Lyons brings to this role the skills he has developed during more than 30 years of providing tax and consulting services to his clients in the nonprofit, higher education, and public sector industries. In 2010 and again in 2013, Mr. Lyons received the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. This award recognizes the discussion leaders who achieve the highest overall instructor knowledge and presentation scores in leading AICPA seminars. Mr. Lyons has authored six books and forty articles to date concerning exempt organization issues. He is based in New York City at Marks Paneth's midtown headquarters.
DANIEL A. SHAW
Daniel A. Shaw is a Colorado-based writer, musician and philanthropist. He has written for dozens of publications, including the The New York Times, The Washington Post, Grist.org and the Los Angeles Times. Daniel is president of the Catto Shaw Foundation, a family foundation that supports organizations and programs working in the areas of conservation, creativity and social justice.
Alice Randall is a professor at Vanderbilt University where she has been on the faculty since 2003. In the Fall of 2015 she debuted a new course entitled "African-American Presence and Influence in Country Music." Randall is credited with being the first black woman to write a number one country song, "XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)," recorded by Trisha Yearwood, and is a recipient of ASCAP’s Silver Circle honor. Randall’s novels include: The Wind Done Gone; Pushkin and the Queen of Spades; Rebel Yell, and Ada’s Rules. In 2007 Randall, a New York Times best selling author, wrote one of the first long profiles of Mrs. Obama, "The Meta of Michelle" which appeared in Elle Magazine and in Elle Italia. Randall counts as one of her most treasured possessions her letter from the First Lady commending Ada’s Rules. Randall is the subject of a chapter “Alice Randall and the Integration of Country Music” in Hidden in the Mix the gold standard scholarly text on Black presence and influence in Country Music.
Jeffrey A. Greenberg is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Greenberg's primary areas of practice are Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Corporate Law. Mr. Greenberg is also an active producer on numerous recording, reissue and compilation album projects and television projects. He won a Grammy Award as Producer in the category "Best Historical Album" for the box set Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings, and received a 2010 Grammy nomination as Producer in the category "Best Historical Album" for the box set Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings for The Library Of Congress, 1936-37.
SCOTT B. SPENCER
Scott B. Spencer researches and writes about music at the intersections of oral history and digital technology. He received his PhD in Ethnomusicology from New York University, and has taught courses in Music, American Studies, Irish Studies, English and Performance Studies at institutions including Villanova and Drew Universities, Trinity College Dublin, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has also served as Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow for the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania, and as Irish American Cultural Institute Visiting Research Fellow in Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Spencer has held administrative positions at NYU, CUNY, The Cultural Data Project, and the USC Shoah Foundation. His most recent publication is The Ballad Collectors of North America: How Gathering Folk Songs Transformed Academic Thought and American Identity. He currently teaches courses at the USC Thornton School of Music.
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