GLP Music was created to introduce children to world languages and cultures through music. Since winning the Latin Grammy for Best Latin Children's Album in 2014, GLP Music has become a leading name in children's world music, winning critical acclaim from fans as well as groups such as the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Parents' Choice Awards. We hope our music will continue to inspire children to dream and to explore.
Vice President Artist & Repertoire
Dr. Angela Jackson is an award winning social entrepreneur and educator. After spending a successful career in Corporate America—most recently as the head of New Channels Marketing for Nokia—Angela combined her corporate management experience with the expertise of language educators, and founded Global Language Project (GLP), in 2009. She established GLP to give disadvantaged students proficiency in a foreign language, to prepare them for higher education scholarship opportunities and to ultimately compete in a global workforce. She works with schools throughout the country to create and support world language, diversity and culture programs. In just five years, Dr. Jackson raised more than $10 million dollars to change the trajectory of hundreds of young lives by empowering them with valuable knowledge in a second language. Dr. Jackson was awarded the Edwin Cudecki award for her work advocating for world languages by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Dr. Jackson holds a doctorate from Harvard University, where her research and interest are around how to ensure at a systems level that we prepare students to be world and workforce ready.
GLP Music was founded by Niswander and Angela Jackson in order to introduce children to world languages and cultures through music. GLP's catalogue includes Coloreando, a collection of traditional Spanish children's songs featuring Marta Gomez, which won the Latin Grammy for Best Latin Children's Album in 2014.
Niswander spent many years living and working in Asia, including Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. After graduating from the Defense Language Institute, he began his professional career as a Chinese translator for the U.S. Air Force Security Service. He is also a graduate of Columbia Law School and received Columbia's Parker School Recognition of Achievement with Honors in International and Comparative Law.
He is also on the board of directors of the World Music Institute and the Riverside Symphony Orchestra. Past positions include Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Language Project and service on the boards of the American Institute of Guitar and Tibet Aid.
Full bio at https://www.rexniswander.com/