Akira Nakano

Program Officer

Akira has spent the past 11 years as an Executive Assistant in the architecture/engineering and nonprofit sectors while rebuilding his classical piano career. He has supported the President/Regional Manager of Johnson Fain, Gensler, Walter P Moore and LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacific).


Previously, he was a producer, writer and live event director for TRW Space & Electronics video marketing department and ran the West Coast office of WireImage. His nonprofit Board work includes SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture), the Dream Orchestra and the California State Parks Foundation (gala committee) Since 2017, Akira has been the President & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Inception Orchestra, a nonprofit organization, which mentors under-represented young musicians in composition, orchestration and music theory.

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