Marlette Buchanan has led an impressive career as an educator, performing artist, and leader in the arts and culture community. Serving as the Executive Director of Seattle Music Partners, Marlette oversees the operations of the organization. Through her commitment to the role, she has helped SMP improve and strengthen its communications, programming, and overall administration. As an accomplished musician, Marlette also works with the musical development of SMP's programs. Her background includes teaching at both the university and secondary levels, managing two divisions for local government, and an extensive career as a performer. Marlette is currently working on her Doctorate degree.