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Professors Emeriti

Alan Yaffe, Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

Alan Yaffe
Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

Bio: Alan Yaffe's professional background is in management and marketing of theaters and symphony orchestras. He served as director of marketing for the Pittsburgh Symphony, managing director for Shakespeare & Company and director of marketing and planning for the Coconut Grove Playhouse. He is a consultant to professional arts organizations in the areas of marketing, fundraising, organizatonal capacity building, product development and arts education. He has lectured and conducted workshops in China, Norway, Germany, Poland, Chile, Argentina, the Ukraine and, as a Fulbright Scholar, the Czech Republic.

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Karen Faaborg, Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

Karen Faaborg
Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

Bio: Admitted to practice law in Ohio, Faaborg's professional background is in educational theater and community arts. She has served as legal adviser to local and regional artists and arts organizations. Other experience includes associate director of the Cincinnati Arts Consortium from 1977 to 1980 and associate dean of CCM from 1987 to 1992.

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Carl Dahlgren, Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

Carl H.P. Dahlgren
Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

Bio: Carl H.P. Dahlgren was Founding Director of the Arts Administration Program and established both the curricular objectives that the program has sustained and the dual degree with the MBA program. Prior to joining the CCM faculty , he served as vice president of Columbia Artist Management and of Hurok Concerts, managing the careers of such major artists as Rudolf Serkin, Eileen Farrell, Richard Tucker, Jascha Heiftez, Michael Rabin, Mildred Miller, Phyllis Curtin, Anna Moffo, Jamie Laredo, Andre Watts, Yo Yo Ma and Erich Leinsdorf, as well as such touring attractions as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, Sarah Caldwell’s Boston Opera Company and the French National Orchestra. His experience also includes market research and analysis with Gallup & Robinson and Benson & Benson. He continues to take an active role in the Arts Administration program’s alumni activities.