Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.

 
 
 
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer of AEC,

Monique Dacheff

NONPROFIT FOUNDER i curator i professional musician & Vocalist i Music Producer i FILM SCORER i ENTREPRENEUR

Educating the minds and hearts of children and adolescents in music education since 1998.

Professional jazz, blues, rock, and pop singer-songwriter with worldwide royalties and distribution published by record labels Universal Music, Ditto Music Distribution, A&M Records, and Capitol Records.

Monique Dacheff founded AEC in 2006 to advance innovation and originality in the performing and fine arts with children at a young age. Sponsors and Affiliates include the Austin Creative Alliance, the City of Austin’s Economic Development Cultural & Arts Division, Austin Independent School District Fine Arts Partner, and many generous affiliates to reach more than 84, 000 students under the district umbrella to advance the performing and fine arts with children at an early age.

Austin Jazz Glitz & Glam Concerts Presents Monique Dache’ with her Austin Jazz Big Band,, work in support of the company’s mission and cause to bring together local musicians, visual artists, and dancers in a multidisciplinary concert series helping to impact and enrich the City’s vibrant Arts community of Austin as, “The Music Capital of the World.”

We are now expanding our efforts across California now that our company has become a full fledged designated nonprofit organization to reach more cities at the regional and national level.

A professional music singer-songwriter herself, Monique Dacheff goes by the pseudo jazz singer stage name Monique Dache’ with part of her proceeds from album online sales going back to her efforts to grow her company’s mission and cause. www.moniquedache.com.

Ernest Righetti Highschool, Orcutt California

High School Diploma; High Honors and College Prep

Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Music (BM), Professional Music Degree, Bachelor of Science (BA) Music Therapy, Graduation Year 2000

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master's Degree in Education, emphasis on Educational Administration and Leadership

Texas Women’s University (online satellite campus in Austin) & Walden University, Education & K-12 Educational Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Education

Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University

Business Certificate, Business, Management, Marketing, and Economics

 
 
 
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ATX Graphic Artist,

Nicole Lough

STORYTELLER | SOUND EDITOR | PUBLISHER | ESSAYIST | Bibliophile

Creator of the 3 episode Podcast Series For No Reason But Love

  • Recorded 36 interviews to produce an hour podcast special on Artists as economic actor

Education from Praxis

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Board Members

Jacques Perreault

Board Member | Financial Advisor | Entrepreneur | Former Professional Hockey Player

Board Member

  • Born and Raised Detroit Foundation

  • Artistic Education Company

Founder + Managing Partner

  • Coho Events

Larry Amaro

 

HOST l EXECUTIVE DISTRICT ADVISER & DIRECTOR AT AISD i FORMER PRODUCER OF THE SPOTLITE SHOW

Executive Director and Board Member, Austin Community Access Studios

Former Austin Independent School District Communities-In-Schools District Director

Board Member

  • Austin Independent School Disctric’s Hispanic Cultural Committee

  • Artistic Education Company

 

Elizabeth Billman

BOARD MEMBER I CFO I ART DIRECTOR I SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Ms. D. Elizabeth Billman is a passionate and experienced educator, mentor and business owner.  She holds a BSED/BFA and MA with current Principal and All-Level Art Certification in Texas.  After over 10 years of teaching visual art at the elementary and secondary level, she spent over 6 years as a high school administrator in public school.  She has designed numerous programs centered around education, art and wellness in the public school and non-profit arenas. 

 

Additionally, Ms. Billman is a certified Texas Mediator and currently the CFO in a family owned business.  She is honored to be a part of the dynamic PACE team, sharing her craft and commitment to enriching children’s lives with the arts.