Concord Community Music School names new director

  • Daniel Acsadi will take over as executive director of the Concord Community Music School in May. Concord Community Music School—Courtesy

  • Daniel Acsadi will take over as executive director of the Concord Community Music School in May. Concord Community Music School—Courtesy

  • Daniel Acsadi will take over as executive director of the Concord Community Music School in May. Concord Community Music School—Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 3/18/2022 1:45:39 PM
Modified: 3/18/2022 1:44:59 PM

The Concord Community Music School’s new executive director is a guitar expert, who will be the second-ever permanent Executive Director in the school's 38 years of operation.

Daniel Acsadi, who currently serves as Director of Education and Community Programs at the Powers Music School in Belmont, Mass. will be taking the position May 9, the school’s board of trustees announced March 15. He will be taking over from Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, who has been serving as interim executive director since founder Peggy Senter retired in July 2021.

“It is exciting to have Daniel take over the helm at the Concord Community Music School,” says Lindberg. “He will be a great fit with this musical community, and I know he will do a wonderful job taking the school to even greater heights.”

In his time at Powers Music School, Acsadi expanded the curriculum to include seminars,  established the Watch City Singers choir and launched the Powers Certificate Program. Before Powers, Acsadi was director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, where he helped grow its international concert series, community-building initiatives, and annual ensemble festivals.

As a guitar instructor, Ascadi has taught at Tufts University, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Bridgewater State University, Powers Music School, and the New School of Music. As an active performer in the New England area, he often highlights original arrangements celebrating the rich musical heritage of Hungary, his country of birth. Acsadi received his doctoral and master’s degrees from New England Conservatory and earned a BA in economics and music from Cornell University.

“I’m honored to serve as Concord Community Music School’s executive director,” Acsadi said. “CCMS is home to a wonderful array of private lessons, group programs, expressive therapies, and performances. I’m excited to join this talented and passionate community with the goal of cultivating the many powers of music and the arts throughout our region.”


Eileen O

Eileen O'Grady is a Report for America corps member covering education for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.

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