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Daniella Smith

Daniella Smith

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Baldwin Wallace University

Experience: I am serving as the Program Coordinator for a new Voice and Opera Intensive at my recent alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University this summer. I have had the opportunity to contribute my ideas to the establishment of a new program as well as collaborate with my previous professors and advisors on a professional project. I also interned at a non-profit jazz club, BOP STOP @ The Music Settlement, this past semester where I learned a great deal about how the organization is run and the difference between for-profit and non-profit models. I met so many amazing artists and even learned a bit about bartending!

Areas of Interest: Music, Fine arts, Performing arts, Theatre, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Assistant Director or Director of Artistic Planning or Operations at a large opera company or arts hub like The Kennedy Center

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I really appreciate the all-encompassing feel of the program. I like that we will be educated about not just non-profit models but also for-profit models and entrepreneurship as well. I believe I’ll feel very prepared for any direction after completion of the program. Northwestern is also an extremely esteemed university and academics are very important to me. The one year curriculum doesn’t hurt either!

What are you most looking forward to in the MSLCE program? I’m excited for the Professional Development course and the site visits/spring break trip that goes along with the course!

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? I can’t wait to visit all the Chicago museums !

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Clara Schumann. She was the first female pianist to really gain fame touring in Europe. She was actually the first pianist to perform full works memorized–as a woman I’m sure it was extremely difficult and she had to distinguish herself somehow. Thanks to her it is now common practice and expected that pianists perform from memory. I’d love to hear about her experience.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be… Compassionate, optimistic, responsible

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would absolutely love to intern at Wolf Trap Opera or Glimmerglass Opera next summer.

What’s your favorite hobby? Cooking delicious vegan food!

Where are you from? Seattle, WA

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