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Sarah Johnson

As Director of the Weill Music Institute, Sarah Johnson is responsible for developing and overseeing all Carnegie Hall education and social impact programs. The Weill Music Institute annually serves over 500,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York City metropolitan area, across the United States, and around the world. During her time at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Johnson has led the Weill Music Institute in enormous programmatic growth and has launched numerous initiatives including Musical Connections, serving people in healthcare settings and correctional facilities, including juvenile justice settings; the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a summer training program for ages 16-19; NYO2, for ages 14-17; and most recently, NYO Jazz, for young jazz instrumentalists ages 16-19. She is the 2017 Americans for the Arts National Arts Education Leadership honoree, and was the 2013 American Express NGen Leadership Award winner, an honor given each year to one accomplished leader under the age of 40 who has demonstrated significant impact in addressing society’s critical needs.