Thursday, November 1, 2012

"How to Get a Job in the Arts" - Welz Kauffman '82

The Occidental College Music Department invites you to hear distinguished alumni speaker Welz Kauffman '82, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ravinia Festival.


  • Location: Bird Studio
  • Time: 4:45 PM
  • Sponsor: Music

Building on three decades of artistic leadership from coast to coast - the New York Philharmonic to the Los Angeles Philharmonic - Welz Kauffman dedicated his Ravinia tenure, which began in 2000, to educational goals. These include the expansion of audiences for classical music through innovative programming in a uniquely welcoming setting; diversifying festival repertoire and audiences; exposing new listeners to great music from all genres, especially youngsters in budget-strapped schools without music programs; and developing the artistic and performing strengths of emerging talents from around the world. It's a philosophy he's distilled into three words: "REACH*TEACH*PLAY."

Reception immediately following in Booth Courtyard.