Meet Caitlin Arias

The Queens Council on the Arts Junior Board (QCAJB) is comprised of a variety of young professionals from diverse occupational fields and backgrounds, each of whom has been hand picked for the opportunity. QCAJB members are mentored by the Board of Trustees to become ambassadors for our organization, develop leadership, and bring new skills and perspectives to the boardroom table.


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Caitlin Arias, Associate, Education Administration, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute

Caitlin Arias as an arts administrator, advocate, and musician passionate about empowering creative workers, creating equitable arts programming, and making music. Caitlin is currently an Associate for Youth Programs at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI), where she supports young people from across NYC to create their own original music and join an artistic community of peers. In this position, she oversees all aspects of songwriting workshops, field trips, performances, and recording sessions, and facilitates a weekly open-studio program.

 Before joining WMI, Caitlin was an Associate for Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL), working to produce free school concerts and chamber music performances. She also served as a Community Engagement Fellow at The Metropolitan Opera Guild, where she produced lectures and opera-based learning initiatives for young people.

 Caitlin supports her local arts community as a junior board member for Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Working alongside fellow arts advocates, Caitlin is excited to expand and leverage her experience as a musician and arts administrator in service of QCA's mission to foster and develop the arts in Queens County.

 Outside of work, Caitlin performs as a freelance vocalist, and is a member of Ghostlight Chorus, a NYC-based chamber ensemble. She can often be found humming harmonies to whatever song is playing in her headphones.