Cyrus Pace is the Executive Director of Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia. He brings a unique vision to non-profit management; now in his 10th year at Jefferson Center, Cyrus has led two major campaigns, managed three strategy planning processes, and has added close to one million dollars to the balance sheet. As a musician, Cyrus has performed with many notable musicians including organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and clarinetist Don Byron. He has self produced three CDs including his latest featuring his brother James on organ. As an educator, he is an adjunct faculty member in music and arts management at Virginia Tech teaching Jazz Improvisation and graduate courses for future arts leaders (Financial Management in the Arts Sector and Nonprofit Board Governance). Cyrus was the Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Roanoke City Public School system where he facilitated a VH1 Save the Music grant for 18 elementary schools, bringing $450,000 worth of instruments into the hands of children. Cyrus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Roanoke College and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.
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