*Please Note: the application deadline has passed for the 2013-2014 academic year. Offers of admission will be sent out in late March, early April. Good luck to all applicants!
Thursday, March 28, 2013 7 p.m.
Free admission, everyone welcome!
As rapid changes in our social, cultural and economic fabric have created uncertain times, Jeff Melanson will discuss opportunities for transformative change, and how individuals and organizations can engage the public, reframe audience development and create greater public good.
Melanson was appointed president of The Banff Centre in 2012. He holds a BA in music from the University of Manitoba and a MBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. A member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a trustee with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, in the United States, Melanson was the first arts leader to be appointed one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ for 2009.
Between 2000 and 2006, Melanson held various posts at the Community School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and was promoted to dean in 2001. In this role, he was essential in building the program into the largest community arts school in North America. In 2006, Melanson was appointed executive director and co-chief executive officer of Canada’s National Ballet School. During his tenure, he was instrumental in eliminating a significant annual operating deficit, increasing annual revenues by over 50 per cent, overseeing the completion of residence renovations, and creating new strategic partnerships with many non-profit and for-profit arts and entertainment corporations.
The afternoon of the lecture, Jeff Melanson will be special guest for "Creativity and Change: A Roundtable Dialogue,"
1:30 - 4 PM, University College 224A, Western University. Co-sponsored by The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities, Museum London, and Public Humanities@Western, this event gathers members by invitation from the University and London communities for a discussion forum on the public role of the Arts and Humanities. A podcast and transcript of the discussion will be made available on the SASAH, Museum London, and Public Humanties@Western websites.
Click Here to listen to a recent interview with Jeff Melanson on Radio New Zealand
Thursday, November 29th 4 - 6 p.m.
Atrium, Weldon Library, Western University
On Thursday, November 29th, the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities officially launched! Held at Weldon Library, this event showcased the School's course material through interactive demonstrations by our faculty members, as well as other campus and community partners.
The School for Advanced Studies was recently feature in the following places:
Maclean's Magazine University Ratings Issue (November 2012)
Western News (October 2012)