Position: Director of Performing Arts Leadership & Management Program; Professor, Performing Arts Leadership & Management
Phone: (646) 373-3016
Employed Since: 2009
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
David Edelman is Director and Professor of the Performing Arts Leadership & Management program at Shenandoah Conservatory. Prior to joining the conservatory faculty, he was Executive Director of Big Apple Performing Arts in New York City. 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, the Ohio Department of Education’s Arts Standards Advisory Committee, and was a board member and officer of the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He is the founder and co-editor of the American Journal of Arts Management and serves as treasurer of the board of directors of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts.
B.A., Washington University; M.F.A., Rutgers University