JAMES K. MCCULLY,  President  &  General Director

Opera Music Theater Fellows

The Opera Music Theater Fellows Program is designed to acquaint entry-level arts administrators with the policies, procedures and operations of professional opera and music theater companies. Opera Music Theater Fellows work under the guidance of skilled professionals with the basic tenets of business, management, and promotion for opera and music theater.

Initiated in 1994, in response to a growing need for professional opera and music theater administrators, the Opera Music Theater Fellows Program has structured a certificate program designed to address the issues of audience development, with emphasis on marketing, fund-raising strategies, and financial management. Using experience to blend theory and practice, the Opera Music Theater Fellows Program combines education with training in the fundamentals of opera and musical theater administration.

Under the program, Fellows work with Opera Music Theater International staff, often in their areas of special interest or expertise. Each year, a select group of Opera Music Theater Fellows work with skilled professionals in the day-to-day operations of the Institute's Professional Artist Training Program, promoting and marketing the Ensemble's Great Performance Series, developing special events like the annual International Bravo Awards, coordinating the Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition and working music critics on the Opera Music Theater International Newsletter.

The Opera Music Theater Fellows Program's success is demonstrated by the way our opera and music theater administrators represent our program. Our graduates have achieved a high level of success working with opera and music theater companies both nationally and internationally.

Fellows develop cutting edge marketing techniques on the worldwide web, e-mail via the internet, desktop publishing, as well as print and electronic media.
Fellows work with international artists and sponsors in contract negotiations, and the production coordination of artistic, musical, production and technical personnel.
Fellows implement strategies for major special event fundraisers working with the international community, embassies, foundations, corporations and agencies.
Fellows assist administrative, marketing, financial, education, and development personnel with the day-to-day operations of a 501(c)(3) organization.
Fellows learn to write award-winning proposals for worldclass projects that receiving the seal of approval from foundations, corporations and agencies.
Fellows procure professional internships with international and national opera and music theater companies in the areas of production, administration, development and marketing.

Opera Music Theater International © 1996 - 2009, All Rights Reserved.
For further information, please contact OMTI
Affiliate member, OPERA America.