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Sean Waugh

San Francisco Opera
Artistic Planning Manager
San Francisco, CA
Sean Waugh joined San Francisco Opera in May 2010 and currently serves as artistic planning manager, assisting with casting, season planning, and overseeing artistic operations for the company. Sean has helped lead a number of strategic initiatives at SFO including the formation of partnerships with Stanford University's d.school; Smule; The DeYoung Museum; Uber; and the City of San Francisco's Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation. Sean helped launch SFO's new programming arm: SF Opera Lab and oversees its off-site Pop-Up series. Prior to San Francisco Opera, he was a student in the Performing Arts Administration program at New York University and worked with the Metropolitan Opera, OPERA America, the Castleton Festival, The Glimmerglass Festival, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Handel and Haydn Society. He is a graduate of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, where he helped lead the school's recruitment team and founded the Musicians' Health Series, the Schulich Ambassador Program and the Music Career Service, all which have grown to be integral programs at the institution today. He is a recipient of a California "NextGen" Leadership Development Award and has been a featured speaker and panelist at OPERA America, Emerging Arts Professionals, The Minerva Project, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. swaugh@sfopera.com twitter: @swaughsfo instagram: @swaughsfo linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/seanwaugh