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Alan Salzenstein

BS University of Illinois
JD Chicago Kent College of Law 

Courses Taught
Performing Arts Management

Alan Salzenstein, a Chicago native, is an arts administrator, educator, theatrical producer, consultant and attorney. He has been at DePaul University since 2003, where he directs the Performing Arts Management Program in the School of Music, and heads the MFA/Arts Leadership Program in The Theatre School.

Previously, Salzenstein was Director and Adjunct Professor of the MBA Arts Management Program at Roosevelt University, founding Executive Director for the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Executive/Managing Director of many Chicago-area arts organizations including Court Theatre at the University of Chicago, Apple Tree Theatre, Pegasus Players, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace and Halsted Theatre Centre. As a producer of special events, Salzenstein produced the annual Serendipity: Celebrating Chicago's Seniors on Stage at the historic Chicago Theatre for the City of Chicago, the League of Chicago Theatres' SHOWTIME 2002!, Not Just Song and Dance for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, several Joseph Jefferson Awards ceremonies, among others.

Salzenstein has been a frequent guest speaker and moderator for various arts-related organizations, including the Illinois Arts Alliance and the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology at DePaul University Law School.  He has held board positions as an officer with the League of Chicago Theatres, the Producers Association of Chicago-area Theatres and the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee; and is currently on the board of Classic Kids Music Education, and the MFA advisory board for the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy.  He is a member of many professional associations, including Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association and Association of Arts Administration Educators.  Salzenstein was the recipient of the 2006 DePaul Humanities Center Fellowship; and is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois, having received his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago Kent College of Law and his BS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  

Learn more on the Performing Arts Management Studio Page​