Levine Music’s President and CEO Jeffery Tribble, Jr. took home the Award for Excellence in Visionary Leadership at the 37th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards: “A Night of DC Stars,” held on September 13, 2022, at the Capital Turnaround. Tribble was among 14 award winners celebrated for their contributions to the District’s vibrant creative community across a diverse set of categories during the event, which was hosted by Britt Waters of ABC7News and impressionist Sylvia Traymore Morrison and produced by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) and the Creative Affairs Office (CAO).


This award joins a long list of accolades for Tribble, who recently finished his first year at the helm of the Washington DC region’s preeminent center for music education, including the NBC4 2020 Community Leadership Award and being named one of the nation’s foremost Empathetic Leaders by Black Enterprise Magazine and one of Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32. Prior to his appointment at Levine Music in 2021, Tribble founded The MusicianShip, a nonprofit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences, and opportunities to benefit those who need it most. Under his direction as CEO, The MusicianShip grew from serving two students in 2009 to nearly 2,000 in 2021, and acquired the Washington Youth Choir, the Washington Area Music Association Wammie Awards, and the DC Funk Parade, preserving renowned DC music institutions so that our communities may continue to reap the benefits of DC’s incredible music heritage. Learn more about Jeffery Tribble, Jr.

During his acceptance speech, Tribble remarked, “When I came here eighteen-and-a-half years ago, I could not have imagined that this community would have embraced me in the way that you have. I love working alongside each and every one of you, day in and day out, to do great work in this community. Thank you for this honor.”