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Thursday, May 19 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Women’s Opera Network: Update and Discussion FULL

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Over the past year, the Women’s Opera Network has increased awareness about diversity and gender parity in the opera field. Building on the popular kickoff session at last year’s conference and OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program, the network was established to convene stakeholders (female and male) who will actively promote the advancement of talented women in opera. Hear updates from the steering committee and learn how you can support this important effort.

A complimentary box lunch will be provided to all session participants.


Laura Kaminsky

Composer, As One
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Deborah Sandler

General Director and CEO, Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Deborah Sandler currently serves as General Director and CEO at Lyric Opera of Kansas City. One of a handful of women to lead opera companies, Ms. Sandler previously served as General Director of Opera Festival of New Jersey, in Princeton, NJ for ten years and then as General Director of Kentucky Opera. During her tenure in each of these companies, Ms. Sandler developed institutional resources and capacities resulting in the growth and acclaim... Read More →
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Kim Witman

Senior Director, Wolf Trap Opera
Kim has cast and overseen over 50 opera productions ranging from undiscovered baroque gems to commissioned world premieres. Under her direction, the Company earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Opera Recording in 2009, for a live performance CD of John Musto and Mark Campbell's Volpone. For over twenty years, she has traveled the country, identifying the brightest talent for Wolf Trap Opera, hearing over ten thousand auditions in the process... Read More →

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Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates
Margaret Genovese and Dory Vanderhoof are management consultants in the arts with an unparalleled record of success in assisting their clients in executive search, effective organizational planning, capital campaign, successful facility development, and dramatic improvement to contributed and earned revenue.

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