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Marc Scorca give lecture at Hubbard Hall

By July 25, 2014Opera

Monday, July 28, 11am

Marc Scorca, president of Opera America, will give a free and open talk to the community at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY.  Discussion topics will include:

  • General State of the Field.
  • The importance of an entrepreneurial portfolio approach to a life in opera.
  • The importance of being an autonomous artist.

This will be followed by an audience question and answer.

Marc A. ScorcaPresident/CEO

Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Since that time, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. An additional 16,000 subscribers now receive a variety of free and fee-based services. Under his leadership, OPERA America has administered two landmark funding initiatives in support of the development of North American operas and opera audiences and launched an endowment effort in 2000 to create a permanent fund dedicated to supporting new works and audience development activities. OPERA America’s relocation from Washington, D.C. to New York City in December 2005, the first step in the construction of a National Opera Center scheduled to open in 2012, has increased communication and collaboration with and among members both locally and nationally. Scorca has led strategic planning retreats for opera companies and other cultural institutions internationally, and has participated on panels for federal, state and local funding agencies, as well as for numerous private organizations. He also appears frequently in the media on a variety of cultural issues. A strong advocate of collaboration, Scorca has led several cross-disciplinary projects, including the Performing Arts Research Coalition and the National Performing Arts Convention (2004 and 2008). He is currently a member of the US delegation to UNESCO, and serves as an officer of the board of the Performing Arts Alliance and the Curtis Institute of Music, as well as on the Music Advisory Board of Hunter College (CUNY). Scorca attended Amherst College where he graduated with high honors in both history and music.
Alix Jones

Founder and Artistic Director of Hubbard Hall Opera Theater