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DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center

Arts Management 2004-2005 Fellows

2004 - 2005 Fellows

Garry Clarke

Garry is the Executive Director of the 18th Century Concert Orchestra in the UK. He has been aprofessional violinistfor over seventeen years touring Europe, the US, Hong Kong, Japan, Indiaand South America, performing with world class musicians and ensembles. Garry helped form the Midland Baroque ensemble playing principal violin for nearly ten years and also founded Mostylea Music Management and the ensemble Platform 4. In addition to performing, Garrywas Head of Strings at the Dragon Preparatory School in Oxford and Stonyhurst College inLancashire where he managed a department of professional string players and teachers. He served as director of the Stone Festival/Music in the Garden and for the last eight years has worked with the English Haydn Orchestra and its artistic advisor HC Robbins Landon. Garry's last visit to the Kennedy Center was in 1994 performing with Christopher Hogwood as a member of The Academy of Ancient Music. Garry received post-graduate training at the Royal College of Music, a Masters in Arts Management at City University in London and is a specialist cheesemaker.

Julie Chénot

Originally from France, Julie moved to Beijing, China in 1994. Initially, she joined the cultural section of the French Embassy where she developed Sino-French cultural exchanges in the performing and fine arts. After this first experience in China, she moved on to the private sector organizing and managing major international music events in Beijing such as the China International Jazz Festival, and the Heineken Beat Music Festival. Julie has over ten years experience in arts management at the international level in Asia and was selected by UNESCO as Consultant to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia to work on the development of the performing art in Cambodia. She received an MBA from ESSEC Business School in France.

Kim Cook

Kim Cook comes to Nonprofit Finance Fund after six years of freelance consulting and special projects including resurrecting the Philadelphia Zoo’s corporate leadership program, launching a creative economies project in the Silicon Valley, and directing a performance project on migrant culture which toured for five weeks in Kenya in 2007. Ms. Cook has studied accounting, strategic management, economics, and video production in addition to her BA in the performing arts and MA in arts and consciousness. In 2004-05 she was a management fellow at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has served as a grant evaluator for Creative Capital, the California Arts Council, the Rockefeller MAP fund, and as an invited presenter for the Japanese Cultural Trade Network/Tokyo Arts Market, Gateways to the Americas/Mexico City, and National Performance Network. Before her involvement in the nonprofit arena she spent many years in marketing communication and sales, including inter-departmental relations work for database giant Oracle.

Claudia Gonzalez

Claudia joins the Kennedy Center from the classical music hall, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico where she is the Vice Manager for Programming and Special Projects and is responsible for the administration as well as the organization of performances of international groups such as dance companies, orchestras and different classical expression artists in the main theater. Previously Claudia worked with the Houston International Film Festival handling and coordinating the competition entries, juries, theaters, film previews, film & gala openings, and also as the link with film distribution companies for the Film Society structure, and Televisión Azteca handling the general aspects of the cultural program arranging interviews with a varied type of artists such as painters, poets, writers, and film directors for broadcasts. Claudia attended the University of Houston, Universidad Iberoamericana, and is a graduate of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Kyle Gorden

Kyle was most recently Assistant Director of the University of Chicago Alumni Association, as well as Founder and Chair of the Hyde Park – University of Chicago Arts Fest, a multidisciplinary annual event encompassing over 30 area arts institutions. He previously served in a variety of administrative roles at Chicago's Court Theatre and Theater on the Lake, and as Web site designer for the Chicago Chamber Choir. He was dramaturg for the Silk Road Theatre Project's production of Tea , and in June of 2004 Chicago's Japanese Consulate hosted a staged reading of The Gempei War , his adaptation of a cycle of Noh plays for the modern stage. He holds a degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations with Special Honors from the University of Chicago, and attended Stanford University's Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies, where he focused on Noh theater and received an independent study grant from the Japan Foundation.

Matthew Morgan

Prior to coming to the Kennedy Center, Matthew Morgan was the House Manager of Aaron Davis Hall, Harlem's principal center for the performing arts. With a background in performing arts and non-profit management, Matthew was the Manager of Human Resources, as well as Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Dance Theatre of Harlem where he helped market the company's 30 th Anniversary New York season. He also served as the Manager of Operations for Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, where he administered merit-based scholarships to gifted students at historically Black public colleges and universities throughout the United States. A former elementary school teacher, Matthew graduated from Clark Atlanta University with honors and a degree in Education.

Jeannie Park

Originally from California, Jeannie Park has resided in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, since 1996 and is currently the Executive Director of Yayasan Bagong Kussudiardja (YBK), the not-for-profit organization established to advocate cultural landmark Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (PSBK) as a place for “art life” to grow, thrive, and make a contribution to human life. Jeannie brings to YBK and PSBK knowledge of and dedication to the Indonesian performing arts communities, in addition to networks with both the Indonesian and international arts sectors. A practitioner of classical Javanese dance for over 30 years, Jeannie’s passion for the Indonesian arts has lead to a particular awareness and concern for the creative development of Indonesia’s society who are essential in sustaining Indonesia’s culture. Previous to her tenure with YBK, Jeannie was Director and Co-Founder of Wahyuning Kuswala, Administration Manager with the Kelola Foundation (the first Indonesian service organization for the arts), Director of Kohn Turner and Jan Turner Galleries in Los Angeles, and an intern at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu.

Christopher Shainin

Christopher is the Managing Director of Bainbridge Performing Arts, a performing arts center near Seattle. He has managed chamber music ensembles in Seattle including Affinity, and co-founded and managed the Seattle Creative Orchestra which was dedicated to the performance of contemporary music and includes instruments from China, Japan, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. He also serves as Director and President of Washington Composers Forum, and is a composer for ForeignAmerican Pictures. Christopher served as conductor of the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra and the Frohsinn Mannerchor, and taught music theory and music appreciation at the University of Washington. He received a Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, and a certificate degree in Arts Management from the University of Washington. He is currently on the Advisory Board of the UW Arts Management program.

Caroline Sharpen

Caroline comes to the Kennedy Center from Musica Viva Australia - Australia's oldest independent performing arts organization. She currently serves as the Business Development Manager, and previous roles include Fundraising Program Manager and Marketing & Development Coordinator for Musica Viva. For the past two years Caroline has managed international touring programs for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia Council for the Arts as well as overseeing the development of several new company programs. She received a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honors followed by a Graduate Diploma of Music Performance (Piano) with Distinction from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania. She has undertaken further study at the Australian Institute of Management.

Linda Yip

Linda comes to the Kennedy Center from the Hong Kong Arts Festival where she is an arts programmer. She represented the Festival in the international conference of Nanning International Arts Festival of Folk Songs and was a festival program coordinator for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London where she helped organize the Hong Kong Festival in London. Previously, Linda worked with the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Information Center and was a freelance music director for Television Broadcasts Limited. She also worked in the Marketing Department of Tom Lee Music Company where she was responsible for promoting music education programs. Linda is a graduate of the Hong Kong Baptist University with Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Music Composition.