About Michael Kenyon
Michael Kenyon is president and CEO of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. For the past 11 years, Kenyon has served as executive director of the Percussive Arts Society. While at PAS, he led the organization through a relocation and development of Rhythm! Discovery Center, a new museum and educational facility that USA Today recently named one of the top places in the United States for hands-on music making. He has worked with St. Martin’s Hospitality Center for the homeless, Celebrate Youth, which was recognized by the Kellogg Foundation as an exemplary program in the development of young adults and as executive director of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.
Kenyon holds a Master of Music in Performance Pedagogy from Arizona State University and began his professional life as a musician before transitioning into nonprofit administration. He has taught percussion at Arizona State University and as a percussionist and jazz drummer, has extensive professional performance experience including the, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Touring Shows and jazz artists that include Harry “Sweets” Edison, Paquito D’Rivera, and Rosemary Clooney.