Many years ago, I was a young piano student in Armenia. I remember the music school as a place of warmth and optimism, even during the difficult and dark days of the early 1990s.
Years later, when I reconnected with my teachers, it was disheartening to learn that many talented children in Armenia are deprived of music education—simply because their families cannot afford the minimal fees.
A team of professionals came together (we dedicate our time and expertise pro bono). Then we partnered with the Paros Foundation. And Musical Armenia was born!
We believe in the power of music to educate and inspire. And we believe in a brighter future for Armenia’s children. We hope you join our movement and help create wonderful new opportunities for the younger generation.
We are career professionals from various fields, united in our passion for sustainable and long-term investment in the young generation. We hope our enthusiasm is contagious.
Hovsep comes from a musical family and was a young piano student in Armenia once. He is grateful he had the opportunity to study music and is passionate about expanding this opportunity to more children. Hovsep received a bachelor’s degree in music and political science, from UC Berkeley, in addition to a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Cal State Northridge.
Digital and Social Media Marketing
Vahe is responsible for the digital marketing and social media of Musical Armenia. He received his master's degree in divinity from the Yerevan State University in 2005. After moving to the U.S. in 2007 with his wife, he started working at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America in 2009. Currently, he is the director of the media department of the diocese.
Arpine is the creative mind behind Musical Armenia and one of the friendliest people we have ever met. Born in Yerevan to an artistic family, she moved to the U.S. at a young age. Arpine studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design and currently works as a freelance art director and illustrator in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Tech Services and Web Development
Emen is responsible for the technical operations at Musical Armenia. Emen is passionate about creating learning opportunities for the next generation in the arts and sciences. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.