As we say farewell to our current Schools and Partnerships Manager Carla Blackwell, who will be leaving us to travel to South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar, we say welcome Angela Marroy Boerger who will taking Carla’s place.
Angela comes to Arts Every Day from the New York Metropolitan Opera, where she directed the education curriculum for the Met’s HD Live in Schools, an opera education and access program in 38 states across the country serving over 16,000 students each year. Prior to her work at the Met, she was the Director of Education at Westport Country Playhouse, an acclaimed non-profit regional theater in southwest Connecticut, where she created programming for students, educators, children and families. Angela has also worked as a Writer for McGraw Hill Education, contributing to an adaptive classical music curriculum for digital platforms; and as Managing Editor of Bare Opera, a women-run alternative opera company.
Angela’s educational background is in musicology; she pursued PhD studies in music history at Yale University, writing on Viennese opera at the end of the eighteenth century. She holds M.A. and M.Phil degrees from Yale in music history, and also has master and bachelor degrees from Rice University in musicology and medieval studies. She is an active performer on modern and Baroque violin. Angela recently moved to Maryland from Connecticut, along with her husband Tim and children Sophie Magdalena and Thaddaeus James, who are aspiring portraitists and superheroes, respectively. She enjoys cooking (especially any variety of gumbo from her native New Orleans) and gardening over-ambitiously.
We look forward to what Angela will bring to our Schools Program and if you see her, be sure to wish her a warm welcome!