Tom Bracy

Tom Bracy

Request Clinician

CEO
Harmony Project National Division

  Biography

Tom Bracy employs his nearly 30 years’ experience in education, marketing, and management to perform a variety of roles. He is known as an advocate, consultant, and educator.

Bracy was appointed the chief executive officer of Harmony Project National Division in July 2018. Harmony Project National Division is a research-based public health intervention. It builds safer schools and communities while closing the achievement gap through the teaching of music. Their primary functions are network development, collaboration, and support; central data management evaluation, research and advocacy: and fundraising to support its affiliates nationwide.

Bracy manages his own consulting firm, Bracy Group, LLC, specializing in organizational development marketing, and fundraising. He has helped equip educators, school districts, and non-profit organization with resources, networks, and tools to build, enhance, and sustain their programs. As an advocate of music and the arts he has cultivated relationships with key educational influencers and educational policy advisors across the country. He specializes in helping organizations maximize their potential growth.

He is an educational clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc., a division of Steinway Musical Instruments, where his last post included being the director of urban education. He acts as a lecturer at North Park University, as well as, VanderCook College of Music in Chicago.

During his 13-year tenure with Merit School of Music, Bracy served in nearly every capacity at the Chicago-based community music school. His last post was as their executive director. Before joining Merit, Bracy was executive director of the Association for Catholic Music Education. He also worked for the Chicago Park District as an area manager.

He started his career as a band director for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Bracy’s primary instrument is percussion with additional studies in trombone. He earned his Master of Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Human Resources Management from North Park University in Chicago.

  Session Titles

Do We Always Need to Beat our Own Drum?

Teacher

Bringing awareness to your program-how to tell your story


Fundraising Made Easy

Teacher

Learning about the new ways-paradigm shift-in fundraising for your school, district, and/or program


Grant Writing 101

Teacher

There's more to just writing a grant...here's the way to get started...


Make Music...Build Lives

Teacher

Using Music as a vehicle to change lives-Advocacy


Urban Education: Myths and realities

Teacher

Understanding urban education and teaching in diverse communities