Jackie DesRosier

Associate Director & Brass Faculty


Jackie DesRosier has long felt a calling to help others and a passion for music. She pursued a dual degree in music education and French Horn performance, later earning a Masters of Arts in Teaching. For over 15 years, Jackie has made her mark in various non-profit organizations and public schools, notably with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a conductor and brass teaching artist, and with Pasadena Public Schools as an elementary general and instrumental music teacher. She prioritizes social justice, educational equity, and the transformative power of music in her work as an educator and teaching artist. Jackie is also known for her work as a presenter and facilitator for teacher training, traveling across the United States to collaborate with non-profit organizations and teaching artists to enhance classroom environments.

In 2019, Jackie founded Global Arts, a non-profit music education program in Los Angeles’ Pico Union neighborhood. As Associate Director and teaching artist, she remains committed to serving youth and fellow educators through music.

Outside of her professional life, Jackie enjoys reading, indulging in popcorn, and spending time with her black cats.