Who we are

ArtSmart is an organization that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Starting at the top, our Founders bring a diverse set of skills ranging from the creative to the technical, from the corporate to the entrepreneurial. They are joined by an Advisory board with a vast range of knowledge and experience. Our growing roster of Mentors are selected for their strength in both education and performance.

Meet Our Team

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Michael Fabiano — Co-Founder

Michael Fabiano has sung at the world’s most important opera houses and is one of the greatest opera singers in the world today. His musical artistry is matched by his passionate commitment to arts education.

John Viscardi — Co-Founder

John Viscardi brings a unique background in music, education and business having been involved in arts education programs focused on K-12 students, running operations for a medical case management company and performing on some of the United States’ most prestigious stages.

Liz Letak — General Counsel

Liz Letak is a distinguished attorney and has extensive experience working in the healthcare industry. She is also a lifelong pianist with a great passion for music education and the ArtSmart mission.

Tom Mulder — Director of Operations

Tom Mulder was a founding Mentor of our pilot program in Newark, NJ. Aside from directing ArtSmart operations, he continues his passion for teaching as a mentor for the program. He leads a budding career as a soloist and is also currently a member of the Extra Chorus at the Metropolitan Opera.

Heather Phillips — Director of Marketing

Heather began her association with ArtSmart as a mentor in Philadelphia and now serves ArtSmart in areas of marketing, multi-media content and curriculum development. She holds a BM and MM in music, has over ten years of teaching experience and leads a solo performing career.

Cortni Loveridge — Development Assistant

Cortni Loveridge is an Online Business Manager who works virtually to organize, create systems and find solutions.  She has a piano pedagogy background from Utah State University, and is passionate about the ArtSmart mission.