Julia Zarcone is an accomplished program developer, fundraiser and manager who has provided leadership in many non-profit and academic settings throughout her career. Formerly a Research Project Manager at Stanford University, an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at the California Institute of Integral Studies and an organizational consultant for non-profits in health care and the arts, she brings a passion for strategic planning, management and development to her role as Cantabile’s Executive Director. Julia has been directing Cantabile’s gala auction and fundraising outreach for the last four years: until 2013 Julia served on Cantabile’s Board of Directors as the Development Committee Chair. In 2014 Julia received the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award for her work on the Board of Directors of Cantabile Youth Singers. A committed volunteer, Julia has been actively involved in supporting the arts and working with the Town of Los Altos Hills for many years. Julia helped establish the Joint Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission and serves on the Town’s Parks and Recreation Committee. Julia is also a Cantabile parent; Simon sings in Vocalise. Julia brings a warm, insightful and creative presence to her work and really enjoys meeting new people and working to further the mission of Cantabile - to share our children’s music with the local community and beyond.