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Friday, May 5 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Volunteers for Vocalists LIMITED

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Opera guilds and companies have developed a number of robust ways for volunteers to support emerging singers. For many volunteers, the chance to engage with promising vocalists is the primary inspiration for their service. Hear from volunteers across the field about offering assistance and opportunities for singers. From running competitions to offering hospitality and housing, find out what is meaningful to the artists that benefit from the generosity of volunteers.

Moderators
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Susan Malott

Managing Director, San Francisco Opera Guild
Susan Malott has been Managing Director of San Francisco Opera Guild since 2006.  Prior to taking on this staff position, she served on the Opera Guild’s Board of Directors for 15 years.  Susan received her Bachelor of Music in voice from Northwestern University, and has over 25 years of experience in the fields of fundraising, events and volunteerism... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Aiken

General & Artistic Director, Shreveport Opera
Steve Aiken is completing his 9th season as General and Artistic Director of Shreveport Opera. From 1998-2006 he worked alongside Michael Ching as the General Director of Opera Memphis.  He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and studied at the University of Alaska. He moved to NYC in the early 1980s where his performing took him throughout the US, Europe and South America. He performed in nearly all of the 50 states in the US, only missing Hawaii, Arizona and New Mexico. He made his Lincoln Center debut in 1988. His repertoire included most standard Mozart, Donizetti, and Verdi operatic works. He created leading roles in 11 world premiere operas; of note is the role of William... Read More →
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Mac Irwin

Business Consultant, Real Foundations
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Jana Irwin

volunteer, The Dallas Opera Guild
Co-President of the Dallas Opera Guild; Treasurer of The Puccini Society of Dallas
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Audra Methvin

soprano
Soprano Audra Methvin has performed the roles of Adina (The Elixir of Love) in The Dallas Opera’s outreach program, Violetta (La Traviata) with Opera in the Ozarks, Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), and the title role in Susannah with the Meadows Opera Theatre, and Micaela (Carmen... Read More →
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Rhonda Sweeney

Trustee, Houston Grand Opera
Rhonda Sweeney is in her 4th year as President of Opera Volunteers International and is a former President and Lifetime Trustee of the Houston Grand Opera Guild. Rhonda is a Houston Grand Opera Trustee serving on 3 key committees related to fundraising. She is also involved as... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Majestic 5, 37th Floor

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