August, 15 2012
Russell Granet Appointed Executive Director, Lincoln Center Institute, Succeeding Scott Noppe-Brandon Who is Stepping Down After 17 Years
Russell Granet, nationally known for his work in arts education, has been named Executive Director, Lincoln Center Institute (LCI), it was announced today by Reynold Levy, President, Lincoln Center. His appointment follows a five-month search for a successor to Scott Noppe-Brandon who will be stepping down at the end of August to pursue a new venture.
In his new position, Mr. Granet will oversee Lincoln Center Institute, the educational cornerstone of Lincoln Center that was founded in 1975. Arts education and community outreach have been key parts of Lincoln Center’s mission for over 50 years, and through LCI’s programs and initiatives such as Meet the Artist, it has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of children each year.
Commented Mr. Levy, “With our redevelopment efforts to create a more open, engaging and accessible campus nearly complete, there is significant opportunity for LCI to take even greater advantage of Lincoln Center’s many cultural assets. Russell will build on Scott’s accomplishments achieved during his long and productive tenure.”
“Russell has been an enthusiastic, respected advocate for arts education for more than 20 years,” noted Ann Unterberg, Chairman, Lincoln Center Institute's Advisory Board. “Teaching artist, educator, hands-on administrator and international consultant, he has a deep knowledge of the arts education landscape in New York City and beyond and is a recognized leader in the field with a wide and diverse network of colleagues and organizations with whom he has partnered.”
Mr. Granet joins Lincoln Center after running his own international consulting practice, Arts Education Resource, for the past five years. His clients included leading cultural institutions, school districts and public and independent schools such as Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dana Foundation, Guggenheim Museum, MS57 in Brooklyn, Bronx Charter School for the Arts, VSA Arts and Park Avenue Armory. His wide-ranging projects involved board development, strategic planning, program design, program-funding, program implementation and developing arts education programs for students with disabilities. Prior to consulting, he served at the Center for Arts Education as Director of Professional Development for nine years. Granet held significant roles in various arts education and theater organizations before joining The American Place Theatre in 1995 as Director of Education, implementing the Theatre’s new NEA grant to integrate art in New York City school curriculums. He was a teaching artist at various organizations after studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduating from Emerson College. He also earned an M.A. in educational theatre at NYU.
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About Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 5,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.
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