Omari Rush

Omari Rush engages the arts as a passion and profession, and in each mode enjoys discovery and deepening impacts. As executive director of CultureSource in Detroit, he advances efforts to have creative expression thrive in communities. His complementary civic service ranges from recently completing an appointment to the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (serving three governors, two as council chair) to currently being board chair of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and a board member of Arts Midwest in Minneapolis and the Lewis Prize for Music.

Omari earned degrees in music from the University of Michigan and Florida State University, and extended his love for learning by completing fellowships with the Salzburg Global Forum and Association of Performing Arts Professionals, by managing the K-12 education program of the University Musical Society (UMS), and by serving on research advisory committees for the National Endowment for the Arts and Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

A lapsed clarinetist, Omari now uses his voice to co-host a monthly arts-focused radio show on NPR affiliate WEMU and he plays on a Rivendell Clem-L bicycle which he rides daily on streets and trails.

Summit Speakers

Trey Devey

Alison Watson

Omari Rush

Lisa Craig Brisson

Jennifer H. Goulet

John W. Bogley

JoAnne Cook

Emily Culler

Caitlin Early

Gary Gatzke

Mary Bevans Gillett

Craig Hadley

Kristin Hettich

Kelly Ignace

David (DJ) Jones

Amanda Kik

Cindy McSurely

Peter Payette

Brett Sinclair

Molly Jane Sturges

Laura J. Quackenbush

Tamara Tinhof

Esther Triggs

Summit Speakers

Trey Devey

Alison Watson

Omari Rush

Lisa Craig Brisson

Jennifer H. Goulet

John W. Bogley

JoAnne Cook

Emily Culler

Caitlin Early

Gary Gatzke

Mary Bevans Gillett

Craig Hadley

Kristin Hettich

Kelly Ignace

David (DJ) Jones

Amanda Kik

Cindy McSurely

Peter Payette

Brett Sinclair

Molly Jane Sturges

Laura J. Quackenbush

Tamara Tinhof

Esther Triggs

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