Assistant Teaching Professor
Director of Music Entrepreneurship
As Director of Music Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Monique Mead is passionate about helping students create new avenues for music in society. Inspired and mentored by Leonard Bernstein, she has been a lifelong activist for classical music as a violinist, educator and innovator. Performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and presenter, Mead has devoted her performing career to nurturing new audiences and deepening the musical experience for seasoned concertgoers. Since 1998, she has appeared regularly on German television and radio featuring her innovative youth concerts with prestigious German orchestras in Berlin, Munich, and Cologne. In the U.S. she has collaborated with the Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Mainly Mozart, Orcas Island, Rockport Festival, among others. She currently serves as Board Chair of Chamber Music Pittsburgh and has served as Co-Music Director of the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs from 2008-2014. At home, she particularly enjoys performing chamber music with her two talented teens on harp and piano.