Jared Shortmeier || CHIME Program Administrative Director

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Jared Shortmeier has dedicated his career to arts education and the promotion and advocacy of the arts for future generations. A recent transplant to the Capital District, Mr. Shortmeier has spent the past decade in Washington D.C. Prior to joining ESYO as Administrative Director for CHIME he worked as Community Engagement Manager for the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Assistant Director of Education for Adventure Theatre MTC and Director of Choral Activities with Appomattox County Public Schools.

Mr. Shortmeier has served as a grants panelist for the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a Collective Impact Committee Member for the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, and a Steering Committee Member for Emerging Arts Leaders of DC. He holds a BA in Music Education from Liberty University and MA in Arts Management from George Mason University.