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Deborah Steinglass


Deborah Steinglass is proud and happy to come to work every morning at New Music USA, where she collaborates with her amazingly talented colleagues and serves the new music field as Director of Development. Before joining the  New Music USA staff in March 2013, she was Executive Director of The Jazz Gallery, where she successfully relocated the organization after the rezoning of its building,  and created and implemented new programs to support jazz musicians and their creative process, such as The Woodshed at The Jazz Gallery and The Jazz Gallery Residency Commissions. Deborah has 30 years of experience as an arts administrator, primarily in music, and has a lifelong passion for contemporary music across multiple genres. A musician by training, she began her nonprofit arts career as Director of American Music Week and then became the first Director of Development for the American Music Center where, in the early 1990’s,  she won planning and implementation grants for the first iteration of the AMC’s new music website, and secured a major grant to implement a jazz initiative. Following that, she was Director of Development at Concert Artists Guild. In 1996, She began consulting to music organizations, including fundraising for the start-up and first five years of the national radio project From the Top. Deborah majored in piano performance at SUNY Albany and was a classroom music teacher and private piano instructor for many years. Though no longer performing in public,  Deborah still enjoys nightly escapades at the piano in the privacy of her home, with family and friends. She especially enjoys playing piano with her son Benno, who is a clarinetist, scientist, and student at the University of Chicago. They are hoping to next play her husband Al Giammarinaro’s 1980 work, recently transcribed for clarinet and piano, Dance You Monster To My Soft Song.

NewMusicBox Articles

Headlines December 15 2014 | By Deborah Steinglass
The Queen of Grace and Kindness—Deborah Atherton (1951-2014)

Deborah helped many composers and performers through her work as a consultant and at the American Music Center, Concert Artists Guild, and the American Composers Alliance. But she was much...