Our Story


United Through Music (UTM) is organized to inspire, engage, and serve the national and international public through exceptional music performances, education, and community programming.

Our mission is to create world-wide musical programs and events that demonstrate the power of unity, inspire generosity, promote kindness and gratitude.


Executive Team

Dino Zonic


World-acclaimed composer, conductor, producer, and director, Maestro Dino Zonic, known as the “People’s Maestro”, and his music foster unity among people and nations through his Concert Spectaculars, which he has produced all over the world.

Maestro Zonic’s extraordinary career and mission of unity have been recognized and praised by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, President Clinton, and other world luminaries. His symphony “Entrata” honored the 1st Dayton Peace Prize recipient, President Bill Clinton.

For more information visit: www.dinozonic.com

Joseph Ghanimeh

Head of Development & Global Partnerships

Strategic partnerships and market penetration expert with tier-one global networks and a track record in pioneering new technologies, platforms and franchises.

Notable for being a heavyweight in immersive multimedia with a flair for inspiring audiences across a range of branded experiences.

In memory of Jeffrey Gilson

Executive Director

United Through Music

Passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020.

The world has lost a true bohemian soul, a soul larger than life.

He has a special place in our heart, forever and ever.

Laura Hobeiche

Head of Communications + Social Impact

International communication and social impact specialist with expertise in global public relations, managing purpose-driven projects and leading integrated marketing teams. Laura is deeply passionate about helping social enterprises, purpose-driven initiatives and regenerative businesses spotlight their innovative, impactful and inspirational work in the sustainable development space. She employs a human insights and research-based approach to craft meaningful brand narratives and creative campaigns with resonance.

Susan Kolbas

Executive Director

Susan Kolbas tapped into her creative side and passion for travel early on in the fashion industry. From there many successful years in real estate gave her the courage to elevate her career and landed her at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor. Personal friend and philanthropist Ken Behring, who founded The Wheelchair Foundation, gave Susan the opportunity one year to assist with and experience the inner workings of a global NGO. Closely working with the foundation on Capitol Hill and traveling around the world delivering wheelchairs was a pivotal time in her life and sparked the desire to get back to the creative by producing legacy projects that will have a lasting impact on our communities and the world.

Dave Shaw

Program Development

Dave Shaw is a renowned specialist that transforms artistic program designs into operational programs. His expertise is diverse and requires an ability in collaborating with technical experts to translate information into a layman’s format that is readily understood by policy makers and other executives.
Over the course of 45 years he has acquired expertise in a wide variety of fields including public policy advocacy, theatre, capital project development, music productions, social service programs, among others.