Opera Theatre of St. Louis has introduced a software made to cultivate long term leaders in arts administration who arrive from historically underrepresented backgrounds, particularly all those who identify as Black, Indigenous and men and women of colour.
The inaugural Clayco Long run Leaders Fellowship course will join OTSL commencing Jan. 4 and includes Lyanne Alvarado (administration fellow), Quentin Beverly (advancement fellow) and Chandler Johnson (inventive fellow).
Alvarado, of San Marcos, Texas, has a master’s in vocal efficiency from Texas State University. Beverly, of Indianapolis, is pursuing a master’s in arts administration and public affairs at Indiana University. Johnson, of Greenville, South Carolina, retains bachelor’s and master’s levels in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati University-Conservatory of Music.
“OTSL has extended been acknowledged as a corporation that nurtures and prepares younger singers for their professions, and we’re thrilled to lengthen that very same main price to the industry of arts administration,” common director Andrew Jorgensen said in a statement. “Chandler, Quentin and Lyanne are remarkable youthful talents in our discipline, and we appear forward to welcoming them to our organization.
“It is an honor for us to perform a supporting purpose in another person else’s tale, and in accomplishing so, to help build a vibrant, varied upcoming for opera.”