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Artist Director to Join CityMusic's Board

City Music is a non profit organization in Columbus working to provide high quality music lessons and experiences for underserved children. 

As a trustee, Mr. Braig will oversee, content, strategic planning and lend his expertise to the longtime organization. 


COLUMBUS, OHIO – 5/1/2022 – Mr. Eugene Braig has accepted a trustee role on the Board of City Music.  CityMusic is a non-profit organization based in Columbus with a dual mission; to promote musical events of diverse genres with top-ranked artists and to support the funding of high quality music experiences for underserved children in the community.  CityMusic has operated for more than 40 years and will be offering new programming this fall in addition to the current programs they currently support.  

Mr. Braig, the longtime Artistic Director of the Columbus Guitar Society's concert series, will be lending his experience to the administrative board of CityMusic.  Mr. Braig is truly a Renaissance man.  Although he has an impressive background in music, he is a biologist by trade.  Mr. Braig is a fisheries biologist by training and applied-limnology jack of all trades in practice; Program Director for Aquatic Ecosystems with OSU Extension; and charged with outreach, classroom teaching, and research.  He is a current Co-Chair of the Mississippi River Basin Panel (one of the regional advisories to the national Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force).  Eugene is also a Trustee of the Ohio Biological Survey, serves on the Olentangy State Scenic River Advisory Council, and is active with several additional advisory committees and professional organizations (including the Water Management Association of Ohio, the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, the North American Lake Management Society, and others).


Fully embracing nerd status, he moonlights as a classical musician and serves as Artistic Director of the Columbus Guitar Society’s concert series.  Mr. Braig  is a regular member of the chamber ensembles Gruviera Armonico (founding member), Flute Cocktail, Columbus Musicians LLC, and Duo Kapelle.


On mandolin and guitar, Mr. Braig has been active on central Ohio’s classical music scene for more than two decades. He is the long-time Artistic Director of the Columbus Guitar Society’s concert series; is a regular member of several local chamber ensembles; and has performed at events held by Capital University, Otterbein University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio State

University, the Central Ohio Flute Association, the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra, the Central Ohio Symphony, innumerable private events and weddings, and others.

The Board offers him an enthusiastic welcome and looks forward to his expertise in event planning and performance!    

Organization Information 

CityMusic was founded in 1981 with the mission  to provide musical opportunities and education to under-served children and families in Central Ohio and to present unique musical events of diverse genres by top-rank artists.

Our vision is that music enhances learning, literacy, enrichment, spirituality and creativity. Exposure to music builds a better community. CityMusic Columbus can enrich the lives of children by filling the gaps in their musical experiences.

To contact CityMusic, or to help support our programs send us an email at, visit our website, or follow us on twitter @citymusiccbus or like us on Facebook.  

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