Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Welcome to the Family: Meet Elizabeth Mullins

BLO is thrilled to introduce the newest member of our opera family: Elizabeth Mullins, Manager of Education and Community Program Development. 

Elizabeth Mullins
As an arts administrator and researcher, Elizabeth Mullins has accrued experience across a variety of arts-related settings in which she has focused on understanding how arts organizations benefit and engage youth and their communities. 

She received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Music Therapy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Master's in Child Development from Tufts University where she is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Youth Development in the Arts. Her work on the YouthBEAT Research and Evaluation Project at Tufts University, which investigates the role music plays in the lives of youth from under-served communities, heightened her interest in supporting and working with arts organizations such as Boston Lyric Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where she interned during her graduate studies. 

She plays piano, flute, and Indonesian gamelan and has traveled around the world performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Vatican, and the 2000 Olympics in Australia. Through these experiences she has developed both a personal and professional interest in building arts appreciation and participation among new and diverse factions of the community, and is excited to contribute to Boston Lyric Opera's education and outreach efforts in her new position. 

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