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Daniel Acsadi

Dr. Daniel Acsadi joins Concord Community Music School as executive director in May 2022. With two decades of experience in education, music performance, and nonprofit management, Daniel deeply believes in the transformative power of the arts on individual and collective levels. 
As Powers Music School’s Director of Education and Community Programs, Daniel expanded the school’s offerings through the development of workshop weeks, creative aging initiatives, and a new student certificate program. In his previous role as director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, Daniel helped revitalize the organization by growing its international concert series, community-building initiatives, and annual ensemble festivals. 
A sought-after guitar instructor, Daniel has taught at Tufts University, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Bridgewater State University, Powers Music School, and the New School of Music. As an active performer in the New England area, he often highlights original arrangements celebrating the rich musical heritage of Hungary, his country of birth.
Daniel received his doctoral and master’s degrees from New England Conservatory while studying with legendary guitarist Eliot Fisk. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in economics and music. Daniel has also lived in Grosse Pointe (MI), Montréal (Québec), Madison (WI), and Pécs (Hungary).

Hannah Braithwaite

Hannah joined the Music School in 2023 as the office assistant. Hannah has a background of customer service and before coming to the Music School, she attained seven years of retail experience. During her time in school, Hannah attended chorus classes and entered competitions to represent the Boys and Girls Club in Manchester. In her free time, Hannah loves books and film. She is always up for a good, or bad, scary movie. Hannah is a sucker for artists like Hozier, SZA, and Noah Kahan. 

Audrey Budington

Audrey Budington is a 2018 Magna Cum Laude graduate and Presidential Scholar of Berklee College of Music. She currently wears two hats as both receptionist and teaching faculty (Celtic fiddle styles/beginner classical) at the Concord Community Music School, where she took classes, lessons, and ensembles from infancy through high school. In her free time, Audrey enjoys playing with her crazy goldendoodle, Crosby, baking, and working on her own music (pop/rock styles). She is also a sucker for leather jackets and 70s/80s jams. Audrey has performed with such artists as Rosanne Cash, Esperanza Spalding, Tigran Hamasyan, Darol Anger and Maeve Gilchrist. She has also performed internationally in Canada, Sweden, and Spain.

Geoffrey Kilar

Geoffrey Kilar joined the Music School staff in April 2021 as the Director of Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bryant University and an associate degree in Business Administration from NHTI Concord’s Community College. At NHTI Geoffrey was the president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. His previous experience includes accounting at Bi-State Primary Care Association and finance with Lincoln Financial Services where he was the advisory service team lead. He is also an alumnus of the Music School having studied percussion in the early 2000’s. Geoffrey is a New Hampshire native and currently resides in Candia with his wife and two children.

Nicole Laurin

Nicole joined the Music School in 2020 as Assistant Registrar and Student & Audience Services Manager before becoming Registrar in early 2021. She has experience working for several cultural organizations focusing on public education and event planning in historic and artistic settings. She previously worked for Canterbury Shaker Village as Special Events Manager and for the Denver Art Museum as a Special Projects Assistant in two departments: Studio & Artist Programs and Family Programs. Nicole holds an M.A. in Museums, Galleries, and Contemporary Culture from the University of Westminster in London and a B.A. in Art History from Syracuse University. Nicole enjoys playing tennis, baking, traveling, and visiting museums in her free time. She is a New Hampshire native and currently lives in Concord.

Lynne Sabean

Lynne Sabean, our development and marketing manager, earned her BA at The College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), her JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center (Concord, NH), and her End-Of-Life Doula certification from The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine. Prior to joining CCMS, she was the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Member Outreach for the New Hampshire Bar Association and the Marketing Manager for the Capitol Center for the Arts, both in Concord, NH. When she isn’t working, Lynne enjoys photography, hospital and hospice volunteering, and binge-watching interior design shows on HGTV. A NH native, she currently resides in Concord with her husband Darren and their Yorkshire terrier “Fabian Sabean”. 

Kristin Selesnick

Kristin first joined the Music School in 2015 as Registrar, and later served as the Director of Administration from 2020-2023 before becoming Director of Programs in July 2023. She has a broad background in public education, visual art, and community arts education, having worked for the Public Schools of Brookline, Mass., and Danforth Art in Framingham, Mass. Kristin is a painter whose work has been shown widely throughout New England, and she has taught visual art in a variety of afterschool, enrichment, and summer programs. Kristin holds an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design and a B.A. in Studio Art from Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. Kristin currently resides in Bow with her husband, Jeff (a CCMS alum) and two children, Jonah and Clara.