Intercultural Journeys is pleased to welcome Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger as the newest member of the Board of Directors. Elected in July 2018, Ms. Hirlinger is a vocalist, social justice advocate, and music teacher at Abington Friends School.
"We are delighted to welcome Keisha to the Intercultural Journeys Board of Directors," said Dr. Alice George, Chair of the Board of Directors. "Keisha brings a wealth of experiences to IJ’s board, from her musical and educational backgrounds to her training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her strengths and talents align beautifully with IJ’s peace-driven arts mission, and I am confident she will bring great insight and advice as IJ continues to present and produce high-quality artistic programming driven by contemporary issues.”
Ms. Hirlinger has over two decades of experience as a musician. As a vocalist, Ms. Hirlinger has performed with the Philadelphia Singers, and has collaborated with artists as diverse as hip-hop producer Justin Gilmore of KRU records, dance music producer and DJ MacGuyver, New York composer Andrew Shapiro, and New Orleans composer and trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe. As a music teacher, Ms. Hirlinger has served prestigious institutions such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Settlement Music School, Rita Gold Center for Children and Families, and LiveConnections. Ms. Hirlinger holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Oberlin College, as well as a Master of Arts (Music and Music Education) from Teachers’ College, Columbia University.