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Deborah H. How

Deborah H. How received an MBA from the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management, where her special interests were in social media strategy and organizational behavior. She also has a PhD in Music from the USC Thornton School of Music, MA in Music from the UCLA School of Music, and BA in Humanties (Music & Theater Studies) from Swarthmore College.

Dr. How, the CEO and co-founder of BRAVURA innovations—a company dedicated to virtuoso management, marketing, and branding solutions for the performing arts—is a consultant for pedagogical responsibility, studio management, and organizational strategic & business planning; in addition to being a website designer and developer. She travels throughout the U.S. giving lectures and workshops, including presentations/panels at the Mu Phi Epsilon International Convention, MTNA National Conference, NFA National Convention, CAPMT State Conference, and MTAC State Convention. She is widely known as a connection builder and fundraising architect for music education and performing arts organizations. Committed to non-profit community work, Dr. How is Co-Founder and President of the Westside Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public benefit charity for music education. In addition, she holds board and/or chair positions in over a dozen non-profit organizations across the country.

Dr. How also maintains a private independent music studio with national-level competition winners in both performance and theory/composition. As a performer, she concertizes regularly (piano and flute) in ensemble groups and as a concerto soloist for community outreach concerts and fundraising events. She is also the Owner and Executive Director of The Conservatory of Performing Arts ( in West Los Angeles. Dr. How is a member of The Honor Societies of Pi Kappa Lambda (music), Phi Kappa Phi (academic), and Beta Sigma Gamma (business). She is also a member of Mu Phi Epsilon (professional music fraternity). For more visit and/or

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