Rebecca Crenshaw

Executive Director

A New Orleans based arts administrator, teaching artist and musician, Rebecca Crenshaw focuses on the intersection of music performance and engagement, specifically around harnessing the transformative power of musical collaboration and community.

An alum of the Global Leaders Program, an executive graduate degree focused on social entrepreneurship and impact innovation, Rebecca built two public school strings programs (Crocker Arts and Technology Elementary and Homer A. Plessy Community School), and more recently served as Education and Engagement Manager for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a member of the League of American Orchestras Education and Engagement Leadership Committee from 2020-2022 and currently sits on the Teaching Artist Guild’s National Advisory Committee. Rebecca has worked as an Artistic Leader for the international program Ethno, an international folk-music and cultural exchange program. Rebecca graduated from Hampshire College with a focus in Ethnomusicology and Viola Performance.

Combining knowledge, connection, expression, and balance in all of her work, Rebecca considers her role as an artist advocate and professional musician one in the same, as each influences the other. Rebecca performs with several ensembles that span multiple genres. She has toured with blues musician Samantha Fish and jazz musician Judith Owen, and recorded with artists such as Arcade Fire. Rebecca currently plays violin with EverMoreNest. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT® 500 instructor and teaches a Yoga for Musicians series in collaboration with the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. For more information, visit