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Brandon Neal

The Santa Fe Opera
Administrative Coordinator, Education & Community Programs
Santa Fe, NM
Brandon Neal is the Administrative Coordinator of Education and Community Programs for the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Neal is responsible for a variety of programs for the SFO, including the chamber opera productions, apprentice tours and other special programming. He also manages the artistic services, marketing, financial and donor related needs for the Education and Community Programs Department.

While at The Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Neal has taken a leadership role in the development and operations associated with Opera for All Voices, a consortium of seven major opera companies in pursuit of commissioning new chamber works for people of all backgrounds. He is co-narrator for the podcast Key Change, an explorative behind-the-scenes look into the works being created through Opera for All Voices (OFAV). The podcast also addresses other topics including the current state of opera, the struggle for diversity and inclusion, and how we see audience.

Before joining The Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Neal was the Education Coordinator for the Louisville Orchestra where he helped guide and develop programs for young people in the city of Louisville. He has also worked for the Kentucky College of Art and Design where he was instrumental in the stabilization of student retention and the creation of scholarship opportunities for minority students.

Mr. Neal received a Bachelors in Music Education in 2013 from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.