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BW Arts Management & Entrepreneurship launches guest faculty program

Students in the BW Arts Management & Entrepreneurship program will learn from two female arts entrepreneurs under a new guest faculty program launching in the 2019-20 academic year.

Working professionals will teach a new series of special topics courses specific to their professional experience.

Inaugural series

The inaugural group of guest faculty includes a pair of women arts entrepreneurs:

  • Photo of Emily HornackEmily Hornack is the co-founder and executive director of Brite Cleveland, the non-profit that runs Brite Winter, now in its 10th year of celebrating winter, music, art and community in Cleveland.

    Hornack is also a board member and development chair for Choral Arts Cleveland, a multigenerational, nondenominational classical music chorus, and serves on the Arts in Medicine Advisory Committee at MetroHealth Medical Center, where she is employed as a speech-language pathologist.


  • Kelly Parks ‘90, owner and artistic director of Medina Centre for Dance ArtsKelly Parks '90 has 33 years of arts management experience, currently as the owner and artistic director of Medina Centre for Dance Arts.

    As the owner of three arts-based businesses, ranging from retail to dance education, Parks has a wide range of experience and knowledge about for-profit dance business ownership and management, student arts education, and dance performance and competition.

Real-world role models

The introduction of special topics classes expands the opportunity for BW Arts Management & Entrepreneurship students to customize their experiences based on their intended career goals and provides additional connections to professionals in the field.

"I am excited for the learning that will take place as students tackle real-world projects with these arts entrepreneur role models in classes that have a focus on active, hands-on learning," said program director and assistant professor Bryan Bower.

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