Two Join Advisory Committee for Kids 4 Harmony Program11:21AM / Friday, June 20, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth “Betsey” Selkowitz and Edward Bride have joined Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony Advisory Committee.
Bride is president and founder of Berkshires Jazz Inc., and president of the New England Jazz Alliance, which operates the New England Jazz Hall of Fame. He is also board member of the New England Jazz Ensemble, and vice president of American Jazz Venues, a non-profit organization focused on growing new, younger audiences for jazz, and on creating new opportunities for jazz musicians. He is chair of Pittsfield's Artscape committee and chairs the St. Ann Parish Council in Lenox. He lives in Pittsfield.
Selkowitz chairs the Arts Committee of Osher Lifelong Learning and serves on the development committee of Barrington Stage Company. She has served on many arts, healthcare and social service boards and advisory committees throughout Berkshire County including Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, several years as president and board member of the Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees, president of the Berkshire Art Association and vice president for development of Tapestry Health. As an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra she served on the development committee after co-chairing the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers. She is a corporator of Berkshire Health Systems, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Berkshire Museum. She lives in Pittsfield with her husband Mark.
Berkshire Children & Families’ Kids 4 Harmony program, based at Morningisde School in Pittsfield, is an intensive after-school classical musical program that integrates the transformative power of music with best practices in child and family well-being.