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Dr Jo Yee Cheung

Chief Executive

Jo is a British pianist and music educator based in vibrant Manchester. Born and raised in Sheffield, Jo began playing the piano at the age of 6, and greatly benefitted from the dedication and mentorship of her music teachers as a child and young adult. After graduating from Cambridge University in 2014 with a BA in Music, Jo undertook an MMus degree and Advanced PGDip in Piano Performance at the RNCM in Manchester supported by a scholarship. Jo also holds a PhD in Music Education and Music Psychology from the RNCM, where she researched the role of parents in children's musical development.

As Chief Exec, Jo oversees the charity's strategy and fundraising, as well as partnership building with schools and other arts organisations to develop exciting opportunities for OMF children and families. Jo is also a Trustee of the UNESCO Manchester City of Literature. When she isn't teaching or writing funding applications, Jo enjoys travelling to unusual places and hanging out with her cat, Atticus.

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