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Saturday, May 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Opera’s Audiences: Exciting Ideas

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Come learn about the latest innovative projects supported by OPERA America’s grant programs. Building Opera Audiences grants, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, help further groundbreaking projects designed to generate new and more frequent opera attendance. The Opera Fund: Audience Development grants help companies develop deeper relationships with audiences through in-depth learning experiences structured around new and infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Company representatives will present their project concepts, including next steps in implementation, and lessons they have learned that can impact the entire field.

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Moderators
avatar for Leah D. Barto

Leah D. Barto

Director of Learning and Leadership, OPERA America
Leah D. Barto is an arts and culture professional specializing in leadership development, arts education, and strategic impact. As director of learning and leadership at OPERA America, she oversees field learning at the annual conference and is the lead administrator for OPERA America’s Leadership Intensive program. Barto coordinates education/community engagement services for a network of more than 200 opera education practitioners and... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Kiernan Johnson

Patricia Kiernan Johnson

Director of Marketing and Communications, OPERA America
Patricia is OPERA America's director of marketing and communications and has been with the organization since October of 2008. | | For those of you keeping score at home, that means this is her ninth conference: Houston (2009); Los Angeles (2010); Boston (2011); Philadelphia (2012); Vancouver (2013); San Francisco (2014); Washington, D.C. (2015), Montreal (2016) and Dallas (2017)!

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Valarino Boyer

Alejandra Valarino Boyer

Lyric Unlimited Manager, Lyric Opera of Chicago
avatar for Ashley Magnus

Ashley Magnus

Director of Development, Chicago Opera Theater
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Kyle Sircus

Director of Marketing, Playwrights Horizons
Kyle Sircus was appointed director of marketing at Playwrights Horizons, the celebrated Off-Broadway producer of new plays and musicals by American writers, in September 2014. In this capacity, he oversees the organization’s marketing, communications, audience engagement and customer service efforts for the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit. Prior to moving to New York City, he served as marketing nanager at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, a... Read More →
avatar for Viswa Subbaraman

Viswa Subbaraman

Artistic Director and Music Director, Skylight Music Theatre
avatar for Arthur White

Arthur White

Audience Engagement Coordinator, Michigan Opera Theatre

Sponsors
avatar for TRG Arts

TRG Arts

Director of Strategic Communications, TRG Arts
TRG Arts is a data-driven consulting firm that gets revenue results for opera companies and other arts organizations. For the last 20 years, TRG clients have become more sustainable through proven pricing and audience loyalty development strategies.


Saturday May 9, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Salon F-H - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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