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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).

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.

Gail Gordon

Gail joined the CCMS team in 2016 and has more than 40 years in the field of administrative support in education. Gail has worked in the Alumni, Development, and Advancement sectors providing primarily database management and bookkeeping. When not at CCMS, she stays busy with volunteer work, enjoying life with her husband, Gary, and their Basset Beagle mix, Frankie, spending time with their two adult children and their families and being outdoors.

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.

Kristin Selesnick

Kristin joined the Music School as Registrar in 2015 and has served as the Director of Administration since 2020. 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.

Kathryn Southworth

Kathryn Southworth holds a B.M. in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and an M.M. in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Illinois. While pursuing her graduate studies, she held an assistantship as staff accompanist under the tutelage of acclaimed accompanist John Wustman, and served as a musical ambassador to Costa Rica as accompanist for soprano Ollie Watts Davis. She has been a collaborative pianist for such organizations as Opera North, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University, and Boston Ballet, and has also served as music director, accompanist, and organist for numerous theater and choral groups throughout New England. She was the pianist for Belle Voci for over 10 years, and performs regularly with the Musicians of Wall Street Ensemble. She has been an interim piano faculty member at Plymouth State University. At St. Paul’s School she was a member of the piano faculty for ten years, and has also been music director/accompanist for the dance department and chapel organist for the Advanced Studies Program. She is music director for The Canterbury Singers, and serves as the music director and organist for the Canterbury United Community Church. She resides in Canterbury, N.H., with her family.

Becca “Bex” Sprano

Bex joined the CCMS staff as an Office Assistant in summer of 2021 and is thrilled to be working in the arts world. She is a long-time performing arts lover and advocate, from working as the Stage Manager for the non-profit Vermont Youth Dancers, to performing with Lyric Theatre Company in Burlington, Vt. Bex is working towards getting her degree in Performing Arts Education and is building an Arts Collaborative that she hopes to launch in 2022. She has three fuzzy cat children and a loving fiancé that continuously support her endeavors. In her down time, Bex enjoys exploring nature, freeflow dancing, and playing with her ever entertaining kitties.