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Alan Salzenstein

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  • Professor
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  • Performing Arts Management
  • ​Director of Performing Arts Management​ | On sabbatical winter and spring quarters 2024

  • 773-325-1038
BS University of Illinois
JD Chicago Kent College of Law 

Courses Taught
Performing Arts Management

 Alan Salzenstein is a full professor at DePaul University where he serves as director of the Performing Arts Management program in the School of Music and the MFA/Arts Leadership program in The Theatre School. 

He is past president of the international academic organization, Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), as well as an international correspondent board member with ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Policy, where he also serves on the jury of the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy. 

Salzenstein has held various executive director positions for a wide array of arts organizations over the past thirty years. In addition to a long history of theatrical producing in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, he has devised and overseen many special events and maintains an active consulting service for artists and arts organizations. He is a frequent invited speaker on topics related to arts administration, cultural management, and allied fields, having presented frequently across North America, Europe and Asia. 

Salzenstein is on the editorial board of American Journal of Arts Management, board chair of Classical Kids Music Education, and was a longtime board member and officer of the League of Chicago Theatres, Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee, among other organizations. Salzenstein is also an attorney, focusing on issues relating to the performing arts industry.​