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Department Chair

Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham

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Chair, Department of Performing Arts

Choral/orchestral conductor and musicologist; specialist in 17th- and 18th-century music. Music and Artistic Director of the Bach Sinfonia and Bach Sinfonia Voci. Period-instrument performances include various modern premieres of Baroque and Classica... [More]

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Program Directors

Melanie George

Melanie George

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Director, Dance Program

Melanie George is the Dance Program Director at American University. Melanie holds a BA in dance from Western Michigan University, an MA in dance and Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching from American University (AU), and the Certified Movement... [More]

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Nancy Snider

Nancy Snider

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Director, Music Program

Cellist Nancy Jo Snider is the Director of the Music Program at American University where she received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in an Adjunct Appointment Award in 2005. Currently, she serves on the full-time music faculty of American where... [More]

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Ximena Varela

Ximena Varela

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Director, Arts Management Program

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and sustainable development. She has worked with and ad... [More]

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Sybil Williams

Sybil Williams

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Professorial Lecturer

Sybil R. Williams has spent the past twelve years cultivating her craft as a playwright and dramaturg. Her work has been professionally produced by Chicago’s ETA Creative Arts Theatre; New York’s National Black Theater; Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Theatre; Un... [More]

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Staff

Jeanne Hisle

Jeanne Hisle

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Part Time Staff

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Richard Streeks

Richard Streeks

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Administrative Coordinator

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