The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce Dr. Colette Hall, Artistic Operations Manager for the HSO, was awarded the 2018 Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship.
The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship, which is awarded by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, supports emerging and mid-career arts administrators in Connecticut as they pursue professional development and other opportunities that will advance their careers in arts administration.
“I am extremely honored to have been chosen for as a recipient of the 2018 Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Fellowship! I am so appreciative for having been given the opportunity to pursue additional professional development and for the funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development’s Office of the Arts,” Dr. Hall said.
“I can’t wait to get started with my plan to create a week-long residency, including job shadowing and interviews, at the New World Symphony,” she continued. “The New World Symphony is an industry leader in producing exciting, enhanced concert experiences that have created meaningful connections with their audience, and I am very excited to learn as much as I can from them. I look forward to being able to identify and implement new ways for the Hartford Symphony to best serve our community!”
“I speak for the entire Hartford Symphony in saying how proud I am to know and work with Colette,” HSO Executive Director Steve Collins said. “She adds deep value to the HSO and our extended community with her tireless commitment to our mission, sharp intellect, probing curiosity, and genuine caring for others. Colette is a natural leader who not only impacts the bottom line and inspires organizational excellence, but touches the lives of those around her in a lasting way. Bravo Colette!”
Dr. Hall joined the Hartford Symphony as a part-time Ticket Services Representative in October 2011. Since then she has served as Assistant Box Office Manager, Interim Box Office Manager, Artistic Coordinator, and Assistant Manager of Artistic Operations.
Dr. Hall graduated with her doctorate in saxophone performance at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School in Hartford, CT in May 2015. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. In the spring of 2011, she served as Adjunct Professor of Applied Saxophone at Duquesne University and previously served as the Hartt Saxophone Studio Teaching Assistant.
In addition to her role at the HSO, Dr. Hall also teaches private saxophone lessons and performs in the Greater Hartford region. A native of the Hudson Valley area in New York, Dr. Hall currently resides in Hartford.