February 18, 2022

Angie Fraser, (202) 686-8000 x1051

WASHINGTON, DC — Levine President and CEO, Jeffery Tribble Jr., was recently elected as an Honorary Trustee for the Washington National Opera (WNO) Board. The WNO Board is the governing body of one of the nation’s leading producing opera companies, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Board’s purpose is to advocate, enhance, and support the art of Opera through the Kennedy Center. The Board ensures that there is effective planning for WNO’s future, implementation of strong programs and services, and monitoring of its goals. 

Jeffery Tribble, named in 2021 as one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s Empathetic Leaders, is a musician with more than a dozen years of executive leadership experience in the D.C. music education sphere. Before joining Levine in 2021, he was the Founding Executive Director of D.C. area non-profit, The MusicianShip, which has been devoted to changing lives through music by providing lessons, experiences, and opportunities for underserved communities in four countries. Under Jeffery’s leadership, The MusicianShip acquired The Washington Youth Choir, the Wammie Awards, and the D.C. Funk Parade, preserving music institutions that bring joy to tens of thousands of D.C. residents and visitors each year. 

We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the WNO Board,” states Timothy O’Leary, General Director of the Washington National Opera since July 2018, “As a company, we are committed to moving this art form forward, to serving, including, and reflecting our diverse community, and shaping the future of opera by championing the next generation of stars and creators. Jeff’s experience leading community music education organizations will bring expertise and guidance to this commitment.” 

Jeffery Tribble commented, “I consider it a great honor to serve in this role. I am excited to work alongside WNO to bring opera to new audiences and continue to contribute to the cultural landscape of the National Capital Region.” 

The 2021-2022 WNO season, led by General Director Timothy O’Leary and Artistic Director  Francesca Zambello, features a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, and the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus. The season includes: Come Home: A Celebration of Return, Written in Stone, Così fan tutte, Carmen, Marian Anderson Vocal Award Recital: Frederick Ballentine, and Opera in the Outfield. 

WNO Jeff Board Gala

Jeffery and BreAnna Tribble with Anne and Geoffrey Pohanka, and Lawrence Brownlee at the WNO Opening Night on November 6, 2021, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 


Levine Music is the Washington D.C. region’s preeminent center for music education, serving some 3,500 students per week across six campuses in the District, Maryland, and Virginia, and a virtual campus. It is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Levine’s core values, excellence and opportunity, infuse everything we do. Our distinguished faculty offers a broad and well-rounded curriculum that provides a strong musical foundation for students of different ages, abilities, and interests. We strive to make Levine education available to everyone. Hundreds of our students receive substantial scholarship assistance; many hundreds more receive free instruction through community engagement programs. Levine is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. 


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