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Friday, May 8 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Artistic Policies Linked to Civic Impact

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While decisions lie in the hands of management, the board defines the company’s overarching artistic policy and priorities. As companies seek to vary programming to reach new audiences, traditional policies must change. Learn how companies are navigating through the maze of personal preferences to develop new policies that reflect the rich traditions of the art form and new goals for increasing civic impact.

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Keith Cerny

Kern Wildenthal General Director & CEO, The Dallas Opera
Keith Cerny’s career spans music, technology and business. He began studying piano at the age of 10, and made his debut two years later performing Beethoven’s first piano concerto with the Berkeley Youth Orchestra. He subsequently studied Music and Physics at the University of... Read More →
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Michael Egel

General & Artistic Director, Des Moines Metro Opera
Michael Egel of Indianola, Iowa, was appointed General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera in 2013 and Artistic Director in September of 2010. He previously served the company as the Artistic Administrator/Director of Education from 1999-2010. Egel joined the Summer Festival... Read More →
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Michael Heaston

Director, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program & t, Washington National Opera
Michael Heaston is a respected collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and artistic administrator. He is both the Director of the prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and American Opera Initative, as well as Advisor to the Artistic Director, at Washington National Opera at... Read More →
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Adrienne McFarland

President, Board of Directors, Des Moines Metro Opera
Adrienne McFarland is president of the board of directors of Des Moines Metro Opera and a trustee of the Des Moines Metro Opera Foundation. She has also served as DMMO board secretary and chapter leader of DMMO's volunteer guild.  Adrienne is a practicing attorney, currently employed... Read More →

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Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →

Friday May 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Salon C - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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