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Thursday, June 21
 

11:00am CDT

Equity Begins with Access to Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Community choruses and local church choirs are common gateways to discovering talent as a singer. Recognizing talent is the first step, but socioeconomic challenges prevent many aspiring singers from opportunities to train, network and forge paths to success. Learn about companies that are creating bridges for talented singers from all walks of life.

Moderators
avatar for Gill Sotu

Gill Sotu

Teaching Artist, The Old Globe Theatre Company
Gill Sotu is a multi-faceted artist weaving poetry, music, soul, humor, and thought provoking passion into captivating and memorable performances. He is a two time Grand Slam Poetry Champion, two time Raw Performing artist of the year, and a three time TEDx San Diego presenter. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Composer
Opera News has called Anthony Davis, “A National Treasure,” for his pioneering work in opera. He has been on the cutting edge of improvised music and Jazz for over four decades as a collaborator with Wadada Leo Smith, James Newton, and with his own ensemble Episteme. Anthony Davis... Read More →
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Julia Gallagher

Assistant Production Director, Minnesota Opera
Julia Gallagher currently serves as the Assistant Production Director at Minnesota Opera where she supports all facets of Production with a focus on special projects, education and new works. Julia also serves as the Chair of Minnesota Opera’s Diversity Council. She was a member... Read More →
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Tracy L. Wilson

Director of Community Relations, Cincinnati Opera
Tracy L. WilsonFriends and colleagues fondly refer to Cincinnati Opera Director of Community Relations and 2008 Emmy Award® nominee Tracy L. Wilson as the “The Connection Lady.” Tracy has created and produced several Cincinnati Opera community events and programs, including the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Fisher Dachs Associates

Fisher Dachs Associates

Sponsor: Equity Theme, Fisher Dachs Associates
Fisher Dachs Associates is dedicated to creating performing arts spaces that work brilliantly for all constituents; the artists, the audience, management and staff. Our expertise is in planning and designing intimate, dynamic, technically superb and highly functional theatres, opera... Read More →
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LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Thursday June 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Regency Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  Open Session

12:45pm CDT

Specialty: Co-Production Marketplace and Lunch
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is the place to find co-producers and collaborators for your upcoming seasons. Artistic administrators, production managers and general directors representing companies that have completed OPERA America’s Future Season Survey are invited to share information and identify opportunities for co-productions, rentals and other inter-company collaborations. Building on the first Marketplace offered in 2016, discussions will be arranged by venue and production scale to allow like-sized companies to connect while reviewing a digest of the survey.

Lunch is provided.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Lee Everett

Laura Lee Everett

Chief Programs Officer, OPERA America
The Chief Programs Officer for OPERA America, Laura Lee Everett has more than two decades of experience in opera production management, collaborating with some of the most renowned artists in contemporary opera. She has produced the Opera America Songbook (50 commissioned songs for... Read More →

Sponsors
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LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... 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 →
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Thursday June 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Regency Ballroom F, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102
  Specialty, Org Members

2:00pm CDT

Roundtable: All the World's a Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

Site-specific and alternative-venue performances are at the forefront of company strategies to connect to new communities and attract new audiences. Productions in these spaces frequently involve unusual or experimental programming. Learn about recent successes (and failures, too) of non-traditional production experiences.

Panel:
Matt Brogan, Consultant Fisher Dachs Associates
Todd Hensley, Partner, Schuler Shook
Robin Glosemeyer Petrone, Principal Threshold Acoustics

CASE STUDIES FROM:
BOSTON LYRIC OPERA – Anna Labykina, Production & Technical Director
ON SITE OPERA – Eric Einhorn, General & Artistic Director
CHICAGO FRINGE & Others – George Cederquist, director and Patrick Rizzotti, designer

Moderators
avatar for Alexa B. Antopol

Alexa B. Antopol

Chief Intelligence Officer, Fisher Dachs Associates
Fisher Dachs Associates is a vibrant, international theatre consulting practice specializing in performing arts and cultural spaces. Ask me anything (within reason)!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Brogan

Matt Brogan

Consultant, Fisher Dachs Associates
For over a decade, Matt has worked as a consultant and designer on projects across the US and internationally. Matt is currently designing a new 600-seat, multi-tiered opera house for the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (now in construction). Recently completed projects... Read More →
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George Cederquist

Artistic Director, Chicago Fringe Opera
George is the Artistic Director of Chicago Fringe Opera (called “the city’s alt-opera company” by the Chicago Tribune), which produces experiential, immersive, and site-specific productions of operas composed in English. At CFO, George has directed THE ROSSINI PROJECT (workshop... Read More →
avatar for Eric Einhorn

Eric Einhorn

General & Artistic Director, On Site Opera
avatar for Todd Hensley

Todd Hensley

Partner, Schuler Shook
Planning your new opera space or improving your current space. We are theatre consultants who understand opera well. We have helped many Opera America members with their projects.
avatar for Anna Labykina

Anna Labykina

Production & Technical Director, Boston Lyric Opera
A native of Russia, Anna has made New England her home for over two decades. She is currently finishing her fourth season at the Boston Lyric Opera. Prior to BLO, she has worked as a Technical Director at The Boston Conservatory, Tufts University and Salem State College. While at... Read More →
avatar for Robin Glosemeyer Petrone

Robin Glosemeyer Petrone

Principal, Threshold Acoustics
I am an acoustician with a primary focus on the building and renovation of performance and rehearsal spaces.
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Scott Pfeiffer

Partner, Threshold Acoustics
Opera acoustics, running, cooking, camping or tennis.
avatar for Patrick Rizzotti

Patrick Rizzotti

Designer
Patrick Rizzotti is a scenic designer working in theatre, television, and virtual/augmented reality. He has a strong interest in new works and highly collaborative projects that explore how space is used to enhance an experience. Select New York Designs Include: The Assignment (A.R.T./NY... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
avatar for Threshold Acoustics

Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Thursday June 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
  Roundtable, Org Members

3:30pm CDT

Active Crisis Preparedness
Codified emergency preparedness plans are in place for performances in traditional opera houses. As more and more events move to outdoor and alternative venues, new plans are needed. Gain tactical knowledge about good practices and resources to help protect your staff, artists and audiences.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Lee Everett

Laura Lee Everett

Chief Programs Officer, OPERA America
The Chief Programs Officer for OPERA America, Laura Lee Everett has more than two decades of experience in opera production management, collaborating with some of the most renowned artists in contemporary opera. She has produced the Opera America Songbook (50 commissioned songs for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Phil Melcher, CPP, CAS

Phil Melcher, CPP, CAS

Director of Security, St. Louis Cardinals, LLC
Phil is the Director of Security for the St. Louis Cardinals and has over 30 years of security, law enforcement, military and intelligence experience. As the St. Louis Cardinals Director of Security, Phil is responsible for all public safety and security at Busch Stadium, including... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Gamblin-Luig

Sarah Gamblin-Luig

Deputy Commissioner, City of St. Louis Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) a division of the Department of Public Safety
Sarah Gamblin-Luig joined the City Emergency Management Agency in February 2010 as a program specialist responsible for public information, community outreach, training, exercise and general emergency management. In 2012, Sarah was promoted to Communications Center Coordinator taking... Read More →
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Sgt. Sally Panzer

CIT & Officer Wellness Program Coordinator/Crisis Negotiation, St. Louis Metro Police Department
Sgt. Panzer is an 18 year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. She is highly trained in crisis negotiation, de-escalation techniques and strategies, CIT, trauma informed care and suicide. She is in instructor at the Police Academy for CIT, Officer Wellness and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →



Thursday June 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
 
Friday, June 22
 

9:00am CDT

How to Talk Shop
Limited Capacity seats available

Production staff often do not have the vocabulary or experience to engage trustees in meaningful discussion about the production process and interrelated financial, technical and artistic issues. This session will feature insight from production personnel and board members who have been successful in connecting the work that is central to their mission to trustees and the governance process.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Preissner

Katie Preissner

Director of Production, Opera Colorado
Katie Preissner is the Director of Production for Opera Colorado in Denver. Originally from the Washington, DC area, Katie spent much of her youth involved in musical pursuits, including county and all-state choirs, piano lessons, and voice lessons before enrolling in The Catholic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marsha LeBoeuf

Marsha LeBoeuf

Costume Director, Washington National Opera
Marsha M. LeBoeuf has over 35 years of experience in costume design and management, and has been the costume director for Washington National Opera since 1988. In addition to her work at WNO, Marsha is a lecturer at University of Maryland Opera Studio, and has been a has been a guest... Read More →
avatar for Karen Quisenberry

Karen Quisenberry

Production Director, Minnesota Opera
Karen Quisenberry joined Minnesota Opera as Production Director in August 2013. Since her arrival she has had the privilege of working on a number of world premiers including The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Eight, while helping to develop creative design teams... Read More →
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John Toia

Director of Production, Opera Philadelphia

Sponsors
avatar for Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Sponsor: Trustee Network
Margaret Genovese and Dory Vanderhoof are management consultants in the arts with an unparalleled record of success in assisting their clients in executive search, effective organizational planning, capital campaign, successful facility development and dramatic improvement to contributed... Read More →
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
avatar for Schuler Shook

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 June 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
  Open Session

3:30pm CDT

Moving Toward an Equitable Organizational Culture
Limited Capacity filling up

Opera’s homogeneity is increasingly out of place in a country that is ever-more diverse.  Motivated by increased self-awareness, external expectations and the potential for increased artistic richness and relevance, companies are striving to improve equity in hiring, programming, casting and community engagement.  To be successful, new practices must be rooted in changed organizational cultures.  Learn from leaders who have succeeded in guiding organizational cultures to achieve greater equity.

Speakers
avatar for Kira Hudson Banks

Kira Hudson Banks

Associate Professor of Psychology, Saint Louis University
Dr. Kira Hudson Banks is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Louis University and focuses on race, racial identity and intergroup relations. She has worked in the field to improve intergroup relations since 1998 through research, community outreach, and school-based interventions... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Bedoya

Roberto Bedoya

Cultural Affairs Manager (and Minister of Belonging on USDAC Cabinet), City of Oakland
Roberto Bedoya is Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland, CA, overseeing the Cultural Affairs Unit, housed in the City's Department of Economic and Workforce Development. He previously served as executive director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council, overseeing grant making... Read More →
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Julie Grady Heard

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inlcusion, Cincinnati Opera
I am passionate about embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's implementation and sustained presence in our Mission, Vision and every step of our strategic priorities.
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Andrew Jorgensen

Director of Artistic Planning and Operations / General Director Designate, Washington National Opera / Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Andrew Jorgensen will become the fourth General Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on July , 2018. He is currently the Director of Artistic Planning and Operations at Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center (WNO), where this season he has also been acting as Interim... Read More →
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Melanie Powell-Robinson

Executive Director, Diversity Awareness Partnership
Melanie Powell-Robinson is the Executive Director of Diversity Awareness Partnership. She serves the St. Louis region through her dedication to community service and advocacy for inclusion and equity both professionally and socially.Melanie’s dedication to community advocacy began... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Fisher Dachs Associates

Fisher Dachs Associates

Sponsor: Equity Theme, Fisher Dachs Associates
Fisher Dachs Associates is dedicated to creating performing arts spaces that work brilliantly for all constituents; the artists, the audience, management and staff. Our expertise is in planning and designing intimate, dynamic, technically superb and highly functional theatres, opera... Read More →
avatar for Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Sponsor: Trustee Network
Margaret Genovese and Dory Vanderhoof are management consultants in the arts with an unparalleled record of success in assisting their clients in executive search, effective organizational planning, capital campaign, successful facility development and dramatic improvement to contributed... Read More →
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
avatar for Schuler Shook

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 June 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Regency Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  Open Session

3:30pm CDT

Tour and Changeover: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Members of the Technical/Production Forum are invited to observe the changeover with the OTSL stage crew, led by Hans Fredrickson, technical director. Hosted by the Opera Theater of Saint Louis staff, the participants will discuss the efficiencies needed to manage a repertory production schedule.

Meet in the hotel lobby to travel on shuttle bus departing at 3:30 pm from the 4th Street entrance.

Speakers
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Hans Fredrickson

Technical Director, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Prior to joining the Opera Theatre production department as Technical Director, Hans Fredrickson was a member of the staff at Image Technologies Corporation, where he provided oversight for the construction of corporate and theatrical scenic designs for clients ranging from Anheuser-Busch... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Sponsor: St, Louis Artists and Administrators


Friday June 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Loretto-Hilton Center 130 Edgar Road, St. Louis, MO
 
Saturday, June 23
 

1:15pm CDT

Roundtable: Attracting and Retaining Artisans and Technicians
Experienced artisans and technicians trained in the opera/music-theater arts are coveted for their skills, difficult to find and even harder to retain. Learn how companies are changing job descriptions, recruiting strategies and changing work schedules to assemble and keep a strong staff.

Recommended sites for job postings:
http://www.hireculture.org/
http://offstagejobs.com/

Moderators
avatar for Alicia Moriarty

Alicia Moriarty

Production Operations Manager, Seattle Opera

Speakers
avatar for Mitra Sadeghpour

Mitra Sadeghpour

Director of Opera, University of Northern Iowa
Mitra Sadeghpour, DM, opera educator and soprano, joined the University of Northern Iowa School of Music in 2014 after 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she was honored as a Max Schoenfeld Distinguished Professor. At UNI, Dr. Sadeghpour directs the opera program... Read More →
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Bradley Vernatter

Director of Operations, Opera Omaha
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Tom Wright

Director of Artistic Planning, Vancouver Opera

Sponsors
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
  Roundtable, Org Members
  • Area of Focus TECH/PROD, STF
  • Limited Access Open to Professional Company Member (PCM) staff