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Casey Molino Dunn, CME Director
Chris Vaughn, CME Coordinator
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Casey Molino Dunn, Director

Casey Molino Dunn, Director of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship
CME Director Casey Molino Dunn has collaborated with a range of musicians to advance their careers and entrepreneurial activities. He has worked as a publicist, both independently and at Christina Jensen PR, securing diverse media coverage and producing special events for clients including André Previn, the Chiara Quartet, composer Lisa Bielawa, and pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Casey previously coordinated the Eastman School of Music’s Office of Careers and Professional Development and was a member of The Juilliard School’s student services staff. He serves as a career advisor at the annual Chamber Music America national conference and has played key roles within the Network of Music Career Development Officers and the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education.

Active as a baritone vocalist and actor, his recent performances range from Papageno in New Hampshire to Sondheim’s Passion in Miami. He is a former chorister with New York City Opera and was an ensemble member for the NYC premiere of Andrew Lippa’s theatrical oratorio I Am Harvey Milk. Also a keyboardist, he has played community performances for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s pops series and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. He leads the music program at Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church in Chatham, NJ and produces the town’s Concerts on Main, a series he launched in 2013. Casey holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

At MSM his key responsibilities include entrepreneurial coaching, leading career-enhancing services for students and alumni, teaching as part of the collegiate faculty and collaboratively producing professional development workshops. He previously served as the CME Deputy Director.


Chris Vaughn, Coordinator

Chris Vaughn, Coordinator, Center for Music Entrepreneurship
As Coordinator for Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship (CME), Chris Vaughn’s key responsibilities focus on enhancing the CME’s day-to-day operations, through further online integration of CME’s central functions of working with the community at large. In addition, he helps facilitate entrepreneurial coaching, and provides administrative support for the Center’s range of academic offerings (courses and Setting the Stage workshops, including collaborations with many departments), Musician Referral services, resource sharing, entrepreneurial coaching and career advising with students and alumni.

Active as an actor and baritone vocalist, he most recently performed as part of The Lobby Project for New York City Center Encore’s Off-Center concert of Michael Friedman’s Gone Missing. Other performances range from New York Gilbert & Sullivan Player’s controversial production of The Mikado to the 25th Anniversary national tour of Forever Plaid. A native of the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York, he studied at The Hartt School of Music, where he earned his BFA in Musical Theater.

Current CME Fellows

Wonki Lee (DMA candidate saxophone)

Previous CME Fellows

Ana García Caraballos (DMA candidate saxophone)
Michael Boyman (MM ’14 composition)
Ruby Chou (MM ’13 piano)
Ryan Chow (MM ’15 piano)
Sasha Gee Enegren (DMA ’15 bassoon)
Kalyn Jang (BM ’13 french horn)
Eunbi Kim (MM’12 piano)
Astrid Kuljanic (MM ’15 jazz voice)
Joyce Kwon (MM ’13 jazz voice)
Phillip Lamb (MM ’14 organ)
Kevin McDonald (MM ’12 jazz drums)
Karen Kyung-Eun Na (DMA ’15 accompanying)
Aaron Patterson (DMA ’14 saxophone)