The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Kristen Foster, Executive Vice President and head of the Music Department at PMK*BNC public relations firm; Peter Mensch, Band Manager for Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Muse, founder of Q Prime; William Riley, voice trainer and singer; Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music, Founding Director of Popular Music Program, USC Thornton School of Music; Don Was, President of Blue Note Records; and Dr. Steven Zeitels, otolaryngologist and preeminent laryngeal surgeon, whose patients include Adele, Steven Tyler, and Roger Daltrey.
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Explore the Arts, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by
David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
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