TEDxMichiganAve: How to Strengthen the Arts Industry
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Written between the World Wars in 1936, British composer Vaughan Williams' melodic plea for peace not only draws from the traditional mass, but also from a trio of powerful poems by Walt Whitman. This stirring cantata is set to be performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists under the baton of conductor Richard Bjella. The concert also features an appearance by conductor-composer Z. Randall Stroope and the National Festival Chorus, who'll sing some of Stroope's own pieces, along with several hymns and traditionals. Learn More
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Featured review from Aaron
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It was great to get in a room with some creative people I've only met online, and hear their best packaging of their ideas. I wish more of the people had been new and unknown to me, though, and I wish there'd been more art forms than theater and music represented.
8:00am – Registration and Welcome
9:00am-10:30am – First Group
David Zoltan, Organizer – Welcome
Seth Boustead – Executive Director, Access Contemporary Music
Gwydion Suilebhan – Playwright
Drew McManus – Orchestra consultant
10:30am-11:00am – 30 minute break
11:00am-12:30pm – Second Group
David Dombrosky – Executive Director, Center for Arts Management and Technology
Scott Walters – Director, Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education
Lisa Canning – Founder, The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship
12:30pm-1:30pm – 60 minute lunch break
1:30pm-3:00pm – Third Group
Ian David Moss – Arts Policy Wonk at Createquity.com
Crystal Hall, Adam Marks, Melissa Snoza – Fifth House Ensemble
Adam Thurman – Director of Marketing, Court Theatre
3:00pm-3:30pm – 30 minute break
3:30pm-5:00pm – Fourth Group
David J. Loehr – Playwright and co-founder of 2amtheatre.com
Julie Ritchey – Artistic Director, Filament Theatre Ensemble
Eric Ziegenhagen – Artist and funding consultant
About the Host:*
David Zoltan has lived a dozen lives between his departure from and return to the nonprofit arts world. Whether working as a secretary or running a business, selling cars or owning a game store, the arts have always been his passion, especially theatre, and he’s excited to be back with his first love. Yet David still thinks of himself as an entrepreneur at heart, and has the scars from innumerable battles over strategy and policy to prove it.
While David specializes in individual giving, events and social media, he tends to take a holistic approach to all of his endeavors. His most prominent work has been as a fundraiser for the Steppenwolf Theatre and BackStage Theatre companies. He is currently a thought leader in arts management for his new social media venture, ArtsAppeal.org, has a seat on the Governors Circle of the Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council and was instrumental in developing the Victory Gardens Theatre’s young professionals group, Pulp.
A native of Detroit, David received his B.A. at Michigan State in East Lansing and his Masters of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, but calls Chicago the best home he’s ever known.