Derek Balcom

Center Manager
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327 Frist Campus Center

Derek provides high-level administrative support for McGraw Center programming and to its large staff. He oversees the general functioning and business operations of the entire Center. Key duties include financial/budget management, staff and student worker management, programming and data management, and facilities oversight.

Prior to joining Princeton University in 2021, Derek was Director of Rutgers Community Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts, and led the educational outreach efforts of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for 10 years. A music educator at heart, Derek began his career as a middle school instrumental music teacher in Brooklyn. He holds an MBA from Rutgers Business School and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.