Inspiring WNY to ignite its creative voice.

About Music is Art

Music is Art is dedicated to exploring and reshaping music's cultural, social, and educational impact on our community - supported by a variety of programs and events.  


Music is Art is a not-for-profit, federal 501c3 organization founded in 2003 by Goo Goo Dolls bassist and Buffalo resident, Robby Takac.  Music is Art operates through a board of directors, staff, sponsors and volunteers, as well as collaborations with several partner organizations.  


Music is Art is proud to enrich our community with access to music. It is our hope that we encourage people to find their musical voice, think about how music touches their lives, and most importantly think about the fact that...music is art.

Executive Committee...

Robby Takac

Founder & President

Phil Aguglia

Board Chair-Kenmore East

Robert Zielinski, CPA

Vice Chair-EFPR Group

Mark Perez, CPA

Treasurer-EFPR Group

Jill Casullo

Secretary-Buffalo Public Schools

Board of Directors...

Ken Africano

Harter Secrest & Emery

Michael Audet

Real Estate Webmasters

Gitti Barrell

MJ Peterson

Jessica Buscaglia

Ingram Micro

Paul Cambria

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria

John Farmelo


Carol Fillip

Rochester Institute of Tech

Erin Gormley

Colligan Law

Josh Holtzman

Buffalo Iron Works

Marc Hunt

Harkness Career & Tech

Michael Morga

Peyton Barlow

R Jeffrey Proctor

Key Bank


Donny Raiser

Tread City Tire

Brian Reed

The Pick Me Up Foundation

Bob Takac

Retired-Fairmont Consulting

Carrie Veltri


Founders Circle...

Bob Mussell

Bob Mussell Studios


Tracy Shattuck

Executive Director

[email protected]


Amanda Irwin

Administrative Coordinator

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Forever in our hearts - Board Chair Extraordinaire, Ryan Casullo