Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on building diversity in the performing arts with Everett McCorvey, Professor and Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts; and Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director at the Latino Theatre Company.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the challenges of fundraising for performing arts organizations during COVID with guests: Danielle St.Germain-Gordon, Chief Development Officer of San Francisco Ballet, and Dale Hedding, Vice President of Development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the importance of classical music with guests: Lawrence Golan, Music Director; Denise Dillenbeck, Concertmaster; and David Rogers, Executive Director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses how the institution nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community.
Jason Hodges, Executive Director of the Anchorage Concert Association discusses the largest performing arts presenter in Alaska and presenting internationally acclaimed artists from the entire spectrum of the performing arts. This interview was produced in collaboration with Alaska Public Media.
Susan Medak, Managing Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, discusses the diverse, passionate team of artists, staff and board members that has shaped the 48-year-old theatre into the successful organization that it is today.
Ruth Ellen Jacobson, Executive Director and James O. Welsch, Assistant Conductor of El Paso Symphony Orchestra discuss the importance of integrating Latin culture within concerts to unite individuals through music. This interview was produced in collaboration with KCOSTV.
Rebecca Read Medrano, Co-founder and Executive Director of the GALA Hispanic Theatre, discusses the wide array of enriching plays that are tailored to educate and inspire both Latino and non-Latino audiences. This interview was produced in collaboration with WHUT (Howard University Television).
Carl Pascarella, Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the San Francisco Ballet, shares his business insights on developing the nationally recognized and oldest professional ballet company in the United States. Pascarella discusses leveraging the synergies between the artistic and business elements of the ballet to accomplish growth and success.
Executive Director Glenn McCoy discusses the artistic vision and professional leadership that has evolved the ballet into a world-renowned institution through excellence in programming, fundraising and administration.
David H. Stull, President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discusses how one of America’s oldest world-class conservatories of music — which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 — supports musicians in developing their artistic, technical, professional and individual talents in preparation for successful futures.
Director of Development Kevin Causey discusses the different challenges of raising funds for social service, education and arts organizations, and how the SFJAZZ community strengthens the art of jazz.Kevin Causey began his career in theater as an actor, director and producer. He has broad experience raising funds for nonprofit organizations, having served Naropa University, the Kempe Children’s Foundation, the Center for American Theatre, and Outward Bound, and currently serves as the Director of Development of SFJAZZ, the largest presenter of Jazz programming in the Western United States.Founded in 1983 as Jazz in the City by Randall Klein, SFJAZZ presents and underwrights some of the best jazz in the world. The organization has over 3,000 members and growing and well over 100,000 attend SFAZZ performances annually. The range of artists that have presented at SFJAZZ is breathtaking in scope and depth. The organization also provides rich educational programming which reaches over 10,000 children, youth and adults, and sponsors The SFJAZZ Collective was founded in 2004 as a hybrid organization which combines aspects of an artists-in-residence and a more traditional resident company/orchestra program