2nd Year Feature: Jennifer Patten

Jennifer_PattenDescribe your final semester as an ARAD student. My final semester has been an exciting blend of work and education as I have taken on more responsibility at my new position as Director of Education and Training at the Martha Graham School while wrapping up my studies in the Arts Administration Program.

Did you have a job this semester? I served as the Director of Education and Training at the Martha Graham School. In this capacity, I serve as the head of the School and oversee all administrative and faculty personnel while reporting to the Executive Director. I am responsible for budget, program coordination, student affairs, accreditation, fundraising and development, and collaborate with other departments, such as marketing, in the promotion of the School.

Did this opportunity come about as a result of your time at ARAD?

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Student Spotlight: Blaire Townshend

Blaire TownshendBlaire Townshend recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Specialist in English, Music, and Drama. She has an extracurricular background in both journalism and student theatre, having acted as Editor in Chief of her school newspaper and Executive Producer of a student dramatic society. She spent the past year interning in the Canadian Opera Company’s Education Department, where she helped to produce and promote operatic programming for youth audiences. Blaire’s ultimate objective is to work for musical performing arts organizations in marketing or production, in order to bring the experience of art to as wide an audience as possible.

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