Jessica Bartoshesky recently joined KHS America as Education Relations Coordinator, a newly created role. She will be working with the Marketing Department to help guide and spearhead marketing initiatives for music educators. By understanding music-education trends, music-education forums and programs, Bartoshesky will focus on creating and strengthening partnerships with the music-education community. In addition, she will help to deliver the KHS America objective of being a true “advocate for music for all.”
Bartoshesky earned her bachelor of music in saxophone performance from Bridgewater College (Bridgewater VA) in 1998. She also studied for a jazz performance certificate at Berklee College of Music (Boston MA). While obtaining her degree, Bartoshesky taught private saxophone, piano and music theory, and continued to do so through her tenure with Music & Arts.
During her time with Music & Arts, she managed retail stores in the Northeast and then transitioned into the education side of the business, becoming an Educational Representative who serviced school districts. During this time, she helped develop and refine school recruitment techniques, and she worked with schools and districts in her territory that were endangered for cutbacks and dissolution.
To coincide with her passion for helping music programs in peril, Bartoshesky began working with the Light Up the Queen Foundation, based in Wilmington DE. Working closely with the Foundation’s Executive Director, she helped to coordinate used instrument drives that provided schools in need with hundreds of instruments.
“I look forward to transitioning with my family to Mount Juliet TN,” Bartoshesky stated. “As the Education Relations Coordinator, I am excited to continue KHS America’s effort to support music educators in all ways possible.”
“We are extremely excited to have Jessica join the KHS America team,” stated Michael Robinson, Director of Marketing for KHS America. “She brings a strong understanding of the needs of music educators and the workings of the music industry from the retail perspective that will help us deliver the kind of support to school music programs that they truly need. She’ll be a huge advocate and asset for the educator community.”