Anne H. Pollack
Founder & Executive Director
Anne H. Pollack is a musician, visual artist, writer, student of dance and an activist. Her sensibilities - and her awareness of the world around her - birthed Crossing Point Arts, by engaging the profound healing and humanity of the arts and offering it to a population that is hidden in plain view: survivors of human trafficking.
As a musician, Pollack has received numerous grants from National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, in the areas of composition, recording, study and performance. Trained as a flutist and cellist, Pollack has released two CD's - Worlds Collide (1999) and Diaspora Pulse (2005) - as multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and composer. She has been at the head of her own ensembles, performing internationally since the 1980’s. Her musical arenas reach all the way from Roots Music of the African Diaspora, to Jazz, to Near Eastern Music, to Afro-Brazilian Shamanic Music, to Classical Music. www.AnnePollackProductions.com
Her lengthy experience as a small business owner has given Anne the skills to manage her resources creatively and with great success. As a Restorer, Dealer and Technician of Fine and Vintage Flutes, she has spent more than 35 years refining her talents, as she has dealt with world renowned soloists, orchestral flutists, studio musicians, Broadway players, professors from conservatories of music and students alike. Internationally acclaimed for her work, Pollack’s sensitivity and dedication to excellence have forged for her great respect in her profession.
A tireless advocate for those whose voices are silenced, or remain unheard, Anne is ever trying to devise strategies to use available resources to bring about positive change. Her vast background in volunteer and humanitarian work have called upon her strong back, her skills as a writer, her powers of communication and her work as a Teaching Artist, in both music and visual arts. Even using her small business as a platform, she has gathered flutes that are no longer wanted, donating any needed repairs, and has offered them to underserved children or those recovering from the devastation of natural disasters and/or conflict. In 2010 she launched: Flutes for Haiti, after the Haiti Earthquake...which has expanded to flute donations in New Orleans, NJ, PA, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and whereever Annes' travels take her.