Andrea always says, "our best education program is what happens on the main stage," and it's true, but how do we get new audience members TO the main stage?
Education, outreach, programs and partnerships... these departments are not just about programming for children and schools, but even more so about building relationships on and off stage an sparking interest through storytelling that connects with new and diverse audiences.
In this episode, Andrea takes a deep dive with Barbara Lynne Jamison, who at the time of recording was Director of Programs and Partnerships at Seattle Opera, and at the time of release has been named the new General Director of Kentucky Opera, as we explore the expanding role of education departments as the lifeblood of opera companies in the United States.
Key Change is a production of The Santa Fe Opera in collaboration with Opera For All Voices.
Produced and edited by Andrea Klunder at The Creative Impostor Studios
Hosts: Andrea Fellows Walters and Brandon Neal
Audio Engineer: Kabby at Kabby Sound Studios in Santa Fe
Theme music by Rene Orth with Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano, and Joe Becktell, cello.
Cover art by David Tousley
Special thanks to Bad Animals in Seattle.
This podcast is made possible due to the generous funding from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
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