Take the Lead is a workshop designed for artists interested in starting or managing an ensemble or small arts organization. Rebecca Teeters, former Executive Director of Boston Opera Collaborative, will share strategies for setting short and long-term goals, managing staff and volunteers, developing effective leadership practices, and managing organizational finances. Come to get your questions answered about how to set-up your ensemble for success or grow the impact of an already existing organization. 

About Rebecca Teeters

Rebecca Teeters is a soprano said to be a “moving performer worth watching.” A native of Oklahoma, Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2006 and after moving to Boston, received her Master’s in vocal pedagogy from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2008.

She received wonderful reviews for her portrayal of Mimì in La Bohème with Boston Opera Collaborative and again recently for her solo recital given at First Church in Boston, in which was said, “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to have musicians of Teeters’ caliber among us...."

Most recently she covered the role of Sister Rose in the New England premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Boston Opera Collaborative. Some of her other notable stage credits include Micaëla in Carmen, First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Forester's Wife/Owl in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, Quartet in Little Women, Mrs. Anderssen in A Little Night Music, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, La Bergère in L'enfant et les sortileges, Semele and Fedra in L’Egisto, Gasperina in La Canterina, Terentia in the world premiere of The Beautiful Bridegroom by Dan Shore, Susannah in Susannah, Serpina in La Serva Padrona, Ludmilla in The Bartered Bride, Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana and various scene work. She has performed in numerous master classes, concerts, and recitals in Boston and Oklahoma including master classes with renowned sopranos, Renée Fleming and Leona Mitchell.

In addition to her performing career, Rebecca was an active member of Boston Opera Collaborative from 2009-2013. During her time with BOC, she served for two years as the Director of Operations and from 2011-2013 she served as the Executive Director of this company. She is also the Academic and International Student Advisor and Administrator for Health Services for the New England Conservatory.

Date: February 27, 2014 - 5:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Williams Hall


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