Monday, April 2, 2018

Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce Dr. David Mastran will be joining the Business Committee for the Arts Executive Board.

The BCA Executive Board is comprised of business leaders who provide expertise and guidance on key initiatives including messaging, advocacy, and strategic alliances within the private-sector committee.

David Mastran is the Co-Founder and CEO of Quaver Music, a general music education company serving Pre-K-8 music teachers. Propelled by its mission, Enriching Lives Through Music Education, the company today supports teachers in all 50 states and 29 countries around the world. The company has over 70 full-time employees and dozens of contractors, and occupies three buildings in the heart of Nashville’s iconic Music Row District. Prior to Quaver, Mastran founded MAXIMUS, Inc.—a business that works for the government by privatizing healthcare and welfare—and served as its CEO until 2004. As of 2018, its revenue is just under $2 billion. Mastran is a graduate of The George Washington University, Stanford University, and West Point, where he served with distinction in the Air Force in Vietnam.

Mastran is excited about joining Americans for the Arts. "Music is the universal language. It promotes every aspect of a person's development—academic, social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and character. Music touches each one of us powerfully, personally, constantly,” he says. “I'm proud to be a part of this organization because it shares the Quaver vision that music enriches our lives and our humanity."