Supporting Music Education
as of March 2023
as of March 13, 2023
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Ms. Marlis is currently a music non-profit Executive Director, and a board and advisory council member for multiple non-profits, exemplifying her ethos and a personal mission to give back to young musicians and the greater community.
Highly accomplished guitarist, music industry leader and champion of music education; Beth Marlis has carved out an important path in the jazz guitar world. She is currently Vice President at Musicians Institute, but considers her ten-year stint serving as the Department Chair of GIT, and being a member of its esteemed guitar faculty for 35 years, (teaching thousands of students) as some of her proudest achievements.
As a music industry veteran, performer, and “LA sideman” her many accomplishments include countless performances at venues and festivals across the US, Japan and France in multiple genres. Beth is a respected clinician, skilled interviewer, panelist, panel moderator and author of two best-selling guitar instructional books by Hal Leonard/MI
MUSICIANS FOUNDATIONOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
MUSICIANS FOUNDATIONBoard of directors
as of 05/23/2022
Board of directors data
Lafamos, PR and Branding
Term: 2019 - 2023
Founder LaFamos PR
Expert adviser in intellectual property rights, music publishing contracts, business law. Researcher for the UN Special Rapporteur in Cultural Rights. Law and Business professor at Musicians Institute.
CEO Alaya Productions; WB Composer, Songwriter, Author, Educator in Artist Development
Independent music executive. Former music marketing executive at Disney Music, Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, MCA Records, Hollywood Records, Former Artist Management at The Artists Organization.
Classically trained vocalist, songwriter , producer, vocal contractor, arranger and vocal educator currently living in Los Angeles. She is a proud graduate of Yale University and Musicians Institute. Credits include Dolomite is My Name, LaLa Land, Dumplin, Macy Gray, Jim James, Tori Kelly, The Voice
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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Equity strategiesLast updated: 05/23/2022
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- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.