Student Spotlight: Tatiana Stola

TatianaStolaTatiana graduated with Pi Kappa Lambda honors from Boston University in 2014, where she studied French Horn Performance and Arts Leadership. Additionally, she spent one semester abroad at the Royal College of Music in London, UK. Tatiana worked in the business office of BU’s College of Fine Arts, developing an interest in strategic planning in arts organizations. Prior to joining the Arts Administration program, she held an internship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Education & Community Engagement department. Her work focused on analyzing constituent demographics, as well as their evaluations of the department’s programs. Tatiana is currently interning in the Department of Public Programming at Lincoln Center, working on Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. She seeks to combine her interests in programming, data analysis, and strategic planning in an executive leadership position at a musical organization.

What attracted you to the Arts Administration Program at Teachers College, Columbia University? I was looking for a program with a strong, interdisciplinary core curriculum that still allowed for personalization, and the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College featured that unique model. I was also drawn to the small group of incredibly talented and passionate arts leaders, and wanted to become part of that community.

How are your studies helping to advance your career goals? I am acquiring practical knowledge, including the principles of financial accounting and fundraising, while increasing my capacity for creative thinking. By exploring the many elements of arts administration and maintaining relevance in the field of music, I am confident that I will enter the professional world with innovative perspectives that will allow both the art and the organization to flourish.

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