BS University of Illinois
JD Chicago Kent College of Law
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.