House will help guide the organization by serving as its educational business development and legislative liaison. Also joining the Board of Directors are Mark Mallardi, appointed CEO of Listen for Life in January, and Carol Castelli, who will serve as chief advisor for live events and product marketing/branding.
Mallardi has amassed a great deal of expertise in the K-12 education, entertainment, and game industries, having served as VP of marketing for Educational Insights, VP of marketing communications for Classroom Connect, and general manager of education for Scope Seven. Additionally, he spent nearly a decade consulting with Fortune 500 consumer goods companies on behalf of Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), where he served as SVP & western regional manager. Mallardi is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been published in industry journals.
Castelli joins the board with 20+ years of experience providing strategic planning, brand development, and financial management for global brands such as Disney and ConAgra, as well as facilitating partnerships and sponsorships with Fortune 500 companies. In 2001, she was instrumental in Disney’s $1.4 billion resort expansion.
“We extend our warmest welcome to our newest Board members. They each bring a great deal of expertise, a unique perspective, and a passion for our mission,” said Donna Stoering, Listen for Life founder, artistic director, CVO, and Board president. “They complement an existing team whose backgrounds include the BBC, NBC, CNN Asia, MTV, A&E, History Channel, Nickelodeon, and Apple.
Listen for Life brings under-represented music genres and undiscovered musicians and instruments to light for numerous populations. Its latest endeavor, Travels With Music, is a K-12 multimedia program that uses music to explore world cultures.
To learn more about Listen for Life™ visit http://www.listenforlife.org/.
About Listen for Life™ and Travels With Music™
Listen for Life is a global non-profit music-media organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of music culture worldwide. Headquartered in Oakland, California, Listen for Life has affiliate studios/production facilities in 45 countries worldwide, and owns over 400 hours of proprietary, fully rights-cleared video content of Master Musicians from around the globe performing original music compositions on instruments native to their cultures, and being interviewed in their native languages about their culture, their customs, their inspiration, and their way of life.
Travels With Music, a production of Listen for Life, leads K12 classrooms and homeschoolers on an interactive exploration of 15 world cultures, with Master Musicians as their guides. Students experience the richness and diversity of our world's cultures through 300 video and audio segments, arranged in 30 Units (two Units per culture), comprising a total of six hours of course content. For more information about Travels With Music, visit www.travelswithmusic.com. You can also connect with Travels With Music onFacebook and BuzcastTV.