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DE222 Honoree: Kate Ransom

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Title: President & CEO

Kate Ransom

Workplace: The Music School of Delaware

Alma Maters: Yale University School of Music, University of Michigan

Board: The Music School of Delaware

Q&A: What was your first job? “Violinist in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for two years during high school.”

Acclaimed chamber violinist, artistic director, and teacher Kate Ransom has also served as the president and CEO of the Music School of Delaware, the only statewide, accredited, community music school in the nation, serving residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Offering instruction on dozens of instruments from nearly 100 teachers, the Music School serves students of all ages and backgrounds. It also exposes thousands of people each year to classical music through more than 100 public performances annually and partners with more than 20 schools in the Capital and Red Clay school districts to bring instruction to more than 1,000 students. The Music School led by Ransom is preparing for its centennial celebration in 2025.


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