Episode 26 - Thank You, Mary Ann!

Here’s an episode for anyone curious about how a 55+ year old choral arts organization continues to thrive through its operational leadership.

This Thanksgiving weekend we’re turning our gratitude to VocalEssence Executive Director Mary Ann Aufderheide to celebrate her 20+ years helping lead the organization. So much to uncover in this episode, including her journey to VE, decades of lessons learned, insights around arts leadership, the evolution of arts management, and the challenges and joys of evolving a leadership role alongside an organization co-founder. Philip, Tim and Mary Ann discuss the balance of executive versus artistic leadership, the evolving role of an arts org board, and Mary Ann’s highlights over the past 20 years. Thanks for your remarkable era of leadership, Mary Ann!