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Managing music Manocha style.

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Global citizens of India

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Driven by a life long passion for music in all its varied forms, Arvind Manocha is President and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the performing arts, a position he has held since January 2013. An expert in both artictic programming and operational management, Manocha is expanding the foundation's view of what is Wolf Trap. 

Prior to joining Wolf Trap, Manocha worked at the legendary Hollywood bowl, which under his leadership was named 'Best Major Outdoor venue in America'  by Pollstar magazine for eight years in a row. As Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Manocha oversaw a wide range of artistic and operational functions at both the historic Hollywood amphitheater and the association's primary home, the landmark Walt Disney concert hall in downtown LA.

A native of Ohio, Manocha grew up in an Indian American family, where he listend to everything from Indian ragas to Beethevon to Queen. He graduated with honors from Cornell university and earned his Masters degree as a Marshall scholar from the University of Cambridge. Upon graduation, he joined McKinsey and Co. as a strategy consultant serving clients in London and LA. While in Los Angeles, Manocha served in many not for profit boards and currently serves on the board of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. 

Manocha and his husband, Gideon Malone, make their home in Great Falls, Virginia.