Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This paper is based on my internship at the New Orleans Opera Association, which took place from May 16th to October 31st, 2012. The primary activity of the New Orleans Opera Association is to produce three to four mainstage operas each season. The Opera Association is a vital part of the cultural and economic life of the City. The New Orleans Opera Association is governed by a Board of Directors and a General and Artistic Director heading a staff of eight.

This report includes detailed information about the organization's history and current programs. It also includes a description of my internship, a S.W.O.T analysis, best practices and my recommendations which are based on my practical work in the organization as well as the knowledge I learned in the Arts Administration program.


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