Arts Administration

Whether considering a career in arts administration or just curious about what happens behind the scenes, this program will provide a broad understanding of the industry. 

Participants will be mentored through the week by their Ensemble Coordinator, taking on various administrative and ensemble duties. The week will conclude with diverse experiences offered in concert production across front and back of house. Each day, a different industry professional offers their insights on their own career path and the variety of roles available. Participants will speak with some of Melbourne’s most respected arts administrators and start down the path of networking.

Established arts administrator and musician, Laura Holian, will guide participants through the week’s activities, , examining the seemingly-ambiguous interview process, what not to put on a resume and how to maximise the potential of employment opportunities.

 

APPLICANTS  
STANDARD This program is not for beginners, participants are expected to have a basic understanding of ensemble instrumentation and be prepared to undertake physical activity.
AGE 18 – 30 years
PLACES 12
PROGRAM FEE $200
NOTE This program requires additional hours across the Friday and Sunday prior to Summer School, as well as longer days during the Summer School week.

 

Laura Holian_LowResLAURA HOLIAN 
Arts Administration Mentor

Laura Holian is an established arts administrator and musician based in Melbourne.  She currently holds the role of Student Coordinator at the Australian National Academy of Music, and has previously worked at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in artistic planning, and for Speak Percussion, The Impossible Orchestra and Melbourne Youth Orchestras in a variety of roles including orchestral management, administration and education program coordination.

After gaining a Bachelor of Music (Honours) majoring in Music Performance, Laura’s professional career began as a music teacher and percussionist.  She freelanced for a number of years, performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Speak Percussion, and taught percussion and piano for seven years at Westbourne Grammar School.

Her first taste of arts administration was thanks to Melbourne Youth Orchestras, participating in the first Arts Administration course at MYO’s Summer School in 2011.  Laura is excited to be returning to Summer School in 2018 to lead this program and meet the newest group of budding arts administrators.

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