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Luke Henning

Executive Director

Luke Henning is the Executive Director at Mid-City Community Music, bringing a rich tapestry of experience and expertise to the organization. With a diverse background in journalism, public relations, and digital marketing, Luke has cultivated strong relationships with arts professionals and organizations across Southern California. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from San Diego State University, he embarked on his career as a writer for the Associated Press, where his passion for storytelling and connecting with communities through words took root.

In 2019, Luke joined Mid-City Community Music as a teaching artist programs manager, and since then, he has been an instrumental driving force in the organization's remarkable success. Leading a team of talented teaching artists across multiple school sites in San Diego County, he has spearheaded the implementation of impactful grant-funded programs. Luke's visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to nurturing young talents have been pivotal in shaping the organization's mission and fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for aspiring artists.

Taking on the role of Executive Director in 2023, Luke further solidified his commitment to Mid-City Community Music's growth and positive impact on the community. As Executive Director, he passionately champions the organization's vision of bringing music and art education to justice-involved and under-resourced communities in San Diego's Mid-City area. Under Luke's guidance, MCCM has expanded its reach and influence, enriching the lives of countless young individuals and fostering a deep appreciation for the arts.

Luke's dynamic approach to leadership and his unwavering belief in the transformative power of music and art have earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and the community alike. His strategic vision ensures that Mid-City Community Music continues to thrive, making a lasting impact on the lives of those it serves. As Executive Director, Luke Henning is instrumental in shaping the organization's path forward, creating a legacy of artistic enrichment and community engagement that will resonate for years to come. With his unwavering dedication and passion for empowering individuals through creativity, Luke is truly a driving force in the organization's success, leaving an indelible mark on the arts and the community.

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