Orchestra Executives Join Roosevelt University’s Performing Arts Management Faculty

Henry Fogel

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–August 6, 2015.  The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) at Roosevelt University has appointed senior executives from orchestras around the country to be adjunct faculty members for the University’s unique Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration program.  (Pictured above is the program’s founder, CCPA Dean Henry Fogel).

Now in its second year, the graduate program teaches students from all walks of life how to effectively manage performing arts organizations.

“Our program is unique because it is taught entirely by people who currently are top managers at arts organizations,” said Henry Fogel, dean of CCPA and founder of the one-year program that recently graduated its inaugural class and also welcomed its second class of students.

Among those who have been appointed this summer to the program’s faculty include:

Thomas Bill
Bill Thomas, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the New York Philharmonic
Moss Vanessa
Vanessa Moss, vice president of orchestra and building operations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Giglinto
Kevin Giglinto, vice president for strategy and special initiatives at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Afa Dworkin
Afa Dworkin, president and artistic director of the Sphinx Organization in Detroit
David Snead
David Snead, vice president, marketing, brand and customer experience, the New York Philharmonic

CravisoTaught online and during on-site summer sessions at Roosevelt in Chicago, the Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration program was started by Fogel, the former president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and League of American Orchestras who knows firsthand about the difficulties that can be involved in hiring effective and experienced arts managers.The program is co-led by Ralph Craviso, an organizational behavior and human resources professional who has worked in senior executive positions and as a consultant for performing arts organizations all over the country.