LA Opera is excited to introduce the wonderful group of college students who will be spending their summer with us as interns! Their energy and excitement will help propel us into the upcoming 2013/2014 season. These special students come from schools all over the country studying music, economics, public relations and arts administration. We asked them each to write a little bio about themselves:
Erin Alford is an incoming senior at UC Berkeley with a major in music and a specialization in classical vocal performance. Passionate about performing arts education, Erin is thrilled to be one of four Education and Community Engagement Interns for LA Opera! This summer, Erin is most excited for Opera Camp, where she will get to work with youth and help show them how opera is not just a boring and "ancient" art form, but rather that it is beautiful and can also help build their confidence, ability to work harmoniously together with others, diligence in following directions and completing tasks, and personal expression and creativity.
Chase Hodge-Brokenburr is an economics and French double major at Bowdoin College. This summer he is working in the Finance department, and he is most excited to be working on enhancing the efficiency of individual departments’ budgets. So far, he has most enjoyed collaborating with different department heads on improving their budget spreadsheets.
Adam Hollick attends Azusa Pacific University where he is studying vocal performance. He is an intern in the Education and Community Engagement department. Since he loves opera, he is most excited to just be working here and getting connected with this great community!
Nicole Lussier attends Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is an economics major with a music minor. This summer, she is working in the Education and Community Engagement department. She is most looking forward to preparing for the company’s second season of Community Circle, a seating program piloted in the 2012/13 season, which allows community groups to experience opera at a significantly lowered price.
Amber Marsh is studying vocal performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, with the aspiration of going into opera. She is interning in the Education and Community Engagement department this summer. She is most excited to be working on the development of the upcoming Opera Camp production of Brundibár along with its prelude Friedl, and the many aspects that come with being responsible for the happiness and productivity of our campers!
Lisa Reilly is our Social Media Intern this summer. She recently graduated magna cum laude with a BA in communications from California State University, Los Angeles. She is thrilled to gain insight into the overall marketing/public relations operations of a major arts organization along with direct experience managing social media for LA Opera and Britten100/LA: A Celebration.
Tess Weinburg is thrilled to be the Development Intern at the LA Opera this summer. Tess just finished her junior year at Butler University where she is an arts administration major and dance minor. She is excited to have the opportunity to work on and learn about fundraising to support LA Opera’s upcoming season.
College students: think you would like to be an intern at LA Opera? Click here regularly to see available internships. (Please note: most internships are unpaid, for credit positions.)