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Kunya Rowley

Director of Music Access, Arts, and Culture


Kunya Rowley is the Director of Music Access, Arts, and Culture at The Miami Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s effort focused on bringing the power of music to all youth in Miami. A South Florida native, Kunya holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Florida and is an alum of New World School of the Arts’ opera program. His artistic credits include performances with Magic City Opera, Slow Burn Theatre, Opera Naples, Florida Grand Opera, Orchestra Miami, Klezmer Orchestra, and M Ensemble.  


Prior to joining the Foundation, Kunya was the Associate Director of Sales & Customer Service with FOH Inc, a global provider of hospitality & foodservice solutions. In this role, he developed and led multi-division service & sales teams and oversaw key strategic technologies, marketing, and sales initiatives. Kunya is a 2017 recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge grant for his performance series Hued Songs, which explores and celebrates black history through the lens of black music and artists. Additionally, he serves on the review panel for the National YoungArts Foundation’s voice program and as a board member for Mangrove Creative Collective.  


Through his work, Kunya seeks to build community through music and to be a conduit for accessible arts across a multi-cultural platform.