Creative Careers in the Arts

February 20, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm | Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Avenue

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9:00 – 9:45 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:30 – 9:45 am

Welcome & Program Overview


9:45 – 10:30 am

 “The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery”

In Conversation with Sarah E. Lewis ’10 MA, ’15 PhD interviewed by Shana C. Waterman ’94, ’99 JD, Head of TV, One Race Television


10:35 – 11:30 am

Panels (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Careers in Conservation and Curation
    • Moderators: Susan Ball ’76 MPhil, ’78 PhD, Deputy Director, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT & Valerie Hotchkiss ’87 MA, ’88 MPhil, ’90 PhD, Director of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois
    • Panelists: Olivia Hillmer ’12 MAR, Exhibitions Assistant at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
    • Melissa Tedone ’06 MPhil, ’06 PhD, Book & Library Conservator at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    • Ken Silver ’75 MA, ’81 PhD, Professor of Art History, NYU and Adjunct Art Curator at the Bruce Museum
  • A Career in Music
    • Tina Hadari ’04 MusM, Nonprofit consultant & Creative Strategist
    • Perry So ’04, Orchestral Conductor
    • Kathy Sommer ’79, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, Composer &  Conductor
    • Melvin Chen ’91, Deputy Dean at the Yale School of Music & Pianist
  • The Literary Arts
    • Carol Weston ’78, Author
    • Daphne Uviller ’94, Author
    • Adrian Bonenberger ’02, Freelance Journalist
    • TBA

11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Panels (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Working in Fine and Visual Arts
    • TBA
  • Performing Arts – Theater, Dance, Music
    • Nandita Shenoy ’94, Actor, Playwrite
    • Bryan Terrell Clark ’06 Actor
    • TBA
  • Working in Entertainment – Film, TV & Theater
    • Moderator: Kevin Winston, President, DigitalLA
    • Catherine Schreiber ’75, Theater & Film Producer
    • Bruce Cohen ’83, Film, Television, & Theater producer
    • Shana C. Waterman ’94, ’99 JD, Head of TV, One Race Television
    • Jack Thomas ’80, Theater Producer

12:35 – 1:45 pm

“Let’s Do Lunch” networking sponsored by Yale in Hollywood,

hosted by Kevin Winston, President, DigitalLA

  • 12:35 – 1:05 –”Networking Magic”
  • 1:05 – 1:45ish – Roundtable Discussions

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Professional Master Classes

Concurrent Sessions –SELECT ONE:

  • Playwriting – Michael Walkup ’06 MFA, ’11 DFA
  • The Business of Entertainment – Bruce Cohen ’83 & Jack Thomas ’80
  • So you want to write a book?– Cherise Fisher ’94
  • Behind the Music – Jason Treuting ’01 MusM, ’02 MusAD
  • Fine and Visual Arts – TBA
  • Collecting Credentials for Collections Work – Susan Ball ’76 MPhil, ’78 PhD & Valerie Hotchkiss ’87 MA, ’88 MPhil, ’90 PhD

Theater and Acting – Melissa Wolff ’93


3:30 – 4:30 pm

Closing Plenary


4:30 – 5:30 pm

Networking Raffle