Vice President of Innovation & Program Development, Music Academy of the West | Baritone Vocalist
Casey Molino Dunn collaborates with artists and institutions to elevate the impact of their work. His background as an administrator, educator, performer, producer, and publicist informs his approach.
As the Vice President for Innovation and Program Development at Music Academy of the West, he oversees an expanding, year-round Innovation Institute that provides career-advancing opportunities for fellows and alumni. This position builds on his work co-directing the Academy’s Remote Learning Institute.
Before relocating to Santa Barbara, California, Casey led Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship, where, for many years, he taught as part of the collegiate faculty. Formerly a music publicist, he secured media coverage and produced special events for artists at all stages of their careers. Casey has served in leadership roles with the Network of Music Career Development Officers and previously held related positions at Eastman, Juilliard, plus Hunter College. His work helping musicians develop sustainable careers has been highlighted in Billboard, Forbes, Opera News, and Musical America.
A baritone vocalist, actor, and keyboardist, Casey’s performances range from Mozart and Rossini in NYC to Sondheim in Miami. He has led community performances for the New Jersey Symphony and New Jersey Baroque Orchestra. Also in the Garden State, he has developed robust church music programs that have included new music and multi-genre concert series.
Casey is an alum of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.