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Omari Rush


Omari Rush has a continually expanding role of service as both an artistic administrator and community leader, in part through his work as Curator of Public Programs at the Ann Arbor Art Center, and previously as Education Manager at the University Musical Society (UMS). Additionally, he has served in an advisory role for numerous organizations of varying cultural and geographic scopes: as Vice Chair of the governor-appointed State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, as a member of national advisory committees for the Kennedy Center and Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation. Omari earned degrees in music from the University of Michigan and Florida State University, and while his concert performances as a clarinetist are now infrequent, Omari fills his downtime with planning special events for friends (like shur! and the Fox Trot), reading (especially American Revolution literature), and eating kimchi (lots).