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Category: Student Profiles

Alex Brown is Transitioning Industries and Expanding Perspectives

By Miya Williams Fayne Alex Brown likes to challenge people’s beliefs and encourage them to question their viewpoints. While she began doing this as a higher education administrator, she now wants to implement this philosophy on a broader scale by applying it to the entertainment industry.

Unique DaCosta is Combining Work and Play

By Miya Williams Fayne Unique DaCosta is interacting with music on a multitude of levels. She has a background in singing and is currently participating in the business side of the industry with like-minded people at Pandora. “The culture at Pandora is pretty awesome because everybody loves music and it’s a given,” she said. “It

Sharing Theatre On and Off Stage

By Miya Williams Fayne Elizabeth Carner fell in love with theatre when she was eight years old. She attended a performance of Peter Pan and was inspired to work in theatre one day. She recalled, “Peter Pan was the start of realizing that I wanted to inspire an audience, as a way to give back

Amber Robertson is Taking the Lead

By Miya Williams Fayne Although Amber Robertson has been dancing since the age of four, she believes that the MSLCE program is currently challenging her to “think about the arts in new and distinct ways every day.”

Where Are They Now? 5 Questions with MSLCE Alum Adrian Alea

Adrian Alea, Class of 2018 Adrian graduated from MSLCE in Fall of 2018. While in the program, he had had a Community Impact Fellowship with the Public Theatre in New York, participated in Northwestern School of Communications’ CommFest, and aspired to start his own creative management company. MSLCE recently had a chance to connect with MSLCE

Where Are They Now? 5 Questions with MSLCE Alum Lauren Vernea

  Lauren Vernea, Class of 2017 What is your current role(s)/project(s) and what are your responsibilities? By day, I’m currently a freelance documentary associate producer based in New York City. On nights and weekends, I’m an actress, writer and narrative film producer. After doing my internship at the end of MSLCE, I was hired by the company

Joshua Baggett Wants to Be a Storyteller

By Miya Williams Fayne Joshua Baggett fell in love with theatre in his freshman year of high school. While studying the play The Death of a Salesman in his acting class, he witnessed the power of storytelling firsthand. “I had never experienced that sort of reaction from a book, or film or TV show,” he

Joe Giovannetti is Experiencing the Best of Both Worlds

By Miya Williams Fayne “The program is what you put into it,” Joe Giovannetti said in reflection on his time as an MSLCE student. If his current position is any representation of that belief, then he is certainly reaping the benefits of his labor.

A Lifelong Relationship with the Arts

By Miya Williams Fayne As a classically trained singer and self-described innovator Daniel Grambow has already been working professionally in the arts for over ten years. He sees engaging audiences as key to saving arts organizations, like orchestras and operas, and aims to do just that for the rest of his life. “I want to

Kayla DeSouza: A Dream Fulfilled

By Miya Williams Fayne Kayla DeSouza entered the MSCLE program knowing exactly what she wanted to do and now she is doing just that. DeSouza dreamed of working at an afterschool arts nonprofit and currently she is a fellow at The People’s Music School in Chicago. “I am very passionate about where I work and