On September 29th we lost Gina Glaser Higginbotham. She was a champion of the arts, of music in public spaces and certainly of keeping music alive and thriving in the subway stations of NYC. Gina along with her husband Tim (who still is tirelessly working as the MUNY consultant) started the Music Under New York program. What many people did not know is her own personal background as an incredibly talented folk artist in her own right. As I post this my heart is heavy for Tim and his family at the loss of their dear Gina.
Gina will be missed. As a member of MUNY since 1999 I was always in awe of Gina's ear and knowledge of music. She championed music in public spaces and her tireless support for the program was clear every time we would connect during the annual audition process. Happy journey Gina.