Division: Contemporary Music
Program: Music Industry
Stacy Brightman, Los Angeles Opera’s Director of Education and Community Programs, is directly responsible for the oversight and production of the company’s Education and Community Programs which currently serve 160,000 students and family members annually. She is responsible for developing new programs, supervising in-school and community opera commissions, productions and tours, creating and leading teacher seminars, and partnering with schools, community organizations and volunteer groups.
Dr. Brightman holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre and religious studies from Pomona College and a doctorate in theatre research from the University of California, Davis. She has spent 18 years working in the performing arts in Los Angeles, holding senior management positions at Theatre/LA and Shakespeare Festival/LA and faculty positions at Loyola Marymount University and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Dr. Brightman came to Los Angeles Opera from the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, where she was Director of Education and Youth Outreach. She frequently serves as a grants and conference panelist for the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena’s Arts Commission; and California Arts Council.