Studio Appoints New Director of Finance and Operations

Studio in a School Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Gregory H. Pierson as its new Director of Finance & Operations beginning on December 16, 2019.  Greg will oversee financial planning and operations, human resources, and information technology for Studio in a School Association, and day-to-day operations for Studio NYC reporting to Margo Amgott, Studio NYC’s Interim Executive Director.

Greg brings broad experience in each of these areas and a deep background working in arts education in New York City.  He comes to Studio from the acclaimed music education organization, Midori & Friends, where he served in progressively responsible positions for more than seven years, becoming Chief Operating Officer and Interim Executive Director. At Midori, Greg oversaw operations and finances for this nonprofit organization which provides music instruction in many of the schools served by Studio!

Prior to his tenure with Midori, Greg served at the Brooklyn Philharmonic as Chief Operating Officer, and oversaw program and educational services with leading music organizations serving children in New York and Omaha, Nebraska.

Greg holds a BA in Architecture from Iowa State University, and worked as a project architect in Omaha for seven years in firms with projects in Peru, Colombia, Hawaii and Nebraska.  He was a panelist for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for several years, and co-chaired the task force which developed the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Music.

Studio thanks Christine Offermann, who provided remarkable leadership as the Director of Finance for several years, and Jon Fish, who as Studio’s Interim Director of Finance has seamlessly managed this transition. Chair of the Studio Board of Directors, Vivian Pan, said, “We thank Chris and Jon for their deft and insightful direction. Greg is a worthy successor to their tenure with us – we have gained wonderful new members of the Studio family.”