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Performing Arts | Leadership & Staff

Department Chair

  1. Daniel Abraham, Department Chair, Performing Arts

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

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    (202) 885-3427

 

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. Nancy Snider, Director, Music Program

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    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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    (202) 885-3872

  3. 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

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    (202) 885-3883

  4. Sybil Williams, Professorial Lecturer

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    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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