Jessica has over 10 years of arts nonprofit and arts education experience. In her previous roles she served as Education and Community Engagement Director for two professional orchestras including the Winston-Salem Symphony in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Orlando, Florida where she was responsible for the organization, implementation, administration, promotion and ongoing evaluation of a wide variety of education and artistic programming. In addition to program design she has extensive experience in curriculum development, long-range strategic planning, partnership cultivation and creative fundraising.
During her time in Savannah, Georgia, Jessica served as the Volunteer & Creative and Performing Arts Coordinator for The Salvation Army of Savannah, Georgia. In addition to maintaining an active private teaching studio instructing children and adults on orchestra and band instruments, Jessica previously served as a Music Educator and Administrative Consultant for Mrs. G’s Music Foundation, as a Music Educator in the York, Aiken, Lexington and Jasper County (South Carolina) Schools, as a New Horizons Band Low Brass Instructor, and as Theater House Manager for the University of South Carolina’s Aiken Campus, where she also served as Assistant to the Band Director. Jessica has her Masters of Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of South Carolina and numerous non-profit, volunteer management and music certificates. Ms. Munch-Dittmar is presently a member of the National Association for Music Educators and the National Tuba Association.
Jessica’s primary instrument is the Euphonium but she has spent the majority of the last decade studying West African drumming and has a passion for world music and culture. She enjoys travel, fitness, hip hop music and being a mom to son, Oliver.