Managing Director of the Educational Outreach Program in the Arts at 92nd Street Y, Debra Kreisberg develops, implements, and oversees effective operations of one of the largest arts-in-education programs in New York City. Serving over 6,000 elementary and middle school students annually, 92Y’s Educational Outreach Program ensures that innovative and high-quality dance, music, visual art and the theater arts are an integral part of the core curriculum of public schools.
Equally active as a professional saxophonist and clarinetist, Ms. Kreisberg performs, composes, arranges and records with the NYC-based Latin jazz octet Los Mas Valientes, the award-winning klezmer bands Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, with whom she has toured in the U.S., Canada and in Europe, and leads her own original jazz group, East Harlem Trio. Her compositions have been heard in the documentary Making Their Mark: From German Immigrants to New York City Icons, for the German Consulate, Lincoln Center online (David Rubenstein Atrium) and in the Off-Broadway production of Yisrael Campbell's show, You Can Never Be Too Jewish at NYC's Theater at St Luke’s. She has been heard on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN Worldbeat, Ebru TV’s Rhythm and Roots and on Showtime's The L Word. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an MM in Jazz Studies from Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Kreisberg also serves on the woodwind faculty of the 92Y School of Music.