Dairy Arts Center

Melissa Fathman

Executive Director | melissa@thedairy.org x180

Melissa Fathman is thrilled to join The Dairy Arts Center following over 20 years of nonprofit administrative and performing arts experience. Previously she was Director of Development & Community Partnerships with the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts and before that, Assistant Director of Development with Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA).

Prior to her move to Colorado, she spent 10 years with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center where she served as Education Director, overseeing a wide array of educational concerts and programs for school children, families, and adults, serving over 16,000 people. She created and launched a nationally recognized arts administration teen program, featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and established and maintained collaborative relationships with arts organizations throughout the New York City greater metropolitan area, including the Lincoln Center Institute, the Americas Society, Harlem School of the Arts, and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

In addition to her administrative background, Fathman has enjoyed a vibrant and eclectic performance career performing in a variety of settings from Carnegie Hall, the Joyce Theater, Joe’s Pub, the Aspen Music Festival, to commercial recordings for Nickelodeon and the celestial voices in New York’s Hayden Planetarium space show The Search for Life: Are We Alone? narrated by Harrison Ford.

 

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