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Performing Arts | Leadership & Staff

Department Chair

  1. E. Andrew Taylor, Associate Professor

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    E. Andrew Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Arts Management Program, exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and business. An author, lecturer, and researcher on a broad range of arts management issues, Andrew has also served as a consulta… More

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    (202) 885-1601

 

Program Directors

  1. Ana Cetina, Director, Audio Technology Program

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    Ana Cetina is a sound designer, sound mixer, and an educator. She holds a BS in Audio Technology from American University and an MFA in Sound Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Cetina has been involved in the audio industry for o… More

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    (202) 885-3477

  2. Karl Kippola, Associate Professor

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    Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and dialect coach, Kippola has been involved in well ov… More

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    (202) 885-3464

  3. Britta Peterson, Professorial Lecturer

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    Britta Joy Peterson is a Minnesota native, where she grew up in the thriving Minneapolis arts community. As a dance maker, teaching artist, and scholar Peterson works primarily in contemporary and jazz forms with research interests in creative practi… More

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    (202) 885-1432

  4. Nancy Snider, Director, Music Program

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    Cellist Nancy Jo Snider is a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles in venues ranging from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ro… More

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    (202) 885-3872

  5. Ximena Varela, Director, Arts Management Program

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    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 culturally sustainable development. She has worked … More

    Send email to Ximena Varela

    (202) 885-3883