Position: Director of Performing Arts Leadership and Management Program; Associate Professor, Performing Arts Leadership and Management
Location: Ruebush 118
Phone: (540) 542-6527
Employed Since: 2009
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
David Edelman is Associate Professor and Director of the Performing Arts Leadership and Management Program at Shenandoah Conservatory. Prior to joining the Conservatory faculty, he was Executive Director of Big Apple Performing Arts in New York City. Prof. Edelman has served as the Executive Director of Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio, Managing Director of Delaware Theatre Company, Managing Director of George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, and Associate Producer at Olympia Dukakis’ Whole Theatre in New Jersey. He served two terms as President of the NJ Theatre Alliance and sat on the Board of ArtPride, NJ’s arts advocacy organization. He was a founding member of the Arts Consortium of Delaware and the Riverfront Wilmington Business Improvement District. He also served on the boards of Sister Cities of Wilmington, the Wilmington Arts Leaders Roundtable, Brandywine Valley Cultural Tourism Planning Committee, AIDS Delaware, the Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, and the Ohio Department of Education’s Arts Standards Advisory Committee. He is the founder and co-editor of the American Journal of Arts Management and serves on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators.
B.A., Washington University; M.F.A., Rutgers University