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Career Paths of Non-European-American Executive Opera Administrators in the United States

Title: The Career Paths of Non-European-American Executive Opera Administrators in the United States.
Name(s): Cuyler, Antonio C. (Antonio Christopher), 1978-, author
Villeneuve, Pat, professor directing dissertation
Mason, Patrick, outside committee member
Hodges, Anne, committee member
Rosal, Marcia, committee member
Department of Art Education, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The individual and organizational practices that advance and impede careers of people of color are well documented in research (Alfred, 2001; Bell, 1990; Clay, 1998; Chee, 2004; Darden, 2003; Dawkins, 2004; Fagneson, 1993; Green-Powell, 1993; Huang, 1995; King-Toler, 2004; Lester, 1996; Livingston, 2000, 2003; Salleh-Barone, 2004; Scott, 2003; Thomas and Gabarro, 2005). In the arts, however, little is known about the career challenges, choices, and patterns of professional growth of non-European-American executive-level managers. DiMaggio (1987) studied the careers of executive managers in the arts, but excluded opera administrators and ignored the scarcity of non- European-Americans in these positions. Yet, affirmative action, the bi-cultural life structure theory, and Alfred's (2001) internal/external model offer explanations for how non-European-Americans achieved executive careers in major opera companies. Consequently, this exploratory qualitative research study examined the career trajectories of three non-European-American executive opera administrators to identify career advancers, career barriers, career strategies, and beneficial experiences to their career success. Through in-depth-semi-structured interviews, follow-up interviews, content analysis, and document analysis, this study compiled the most comprehensive primary source material on the career paths of non-European-American executive opera administrators. The findings of this study support the development of a paradigm that will assist future arts administrators in their pursuit of vertical mobility in arts administration.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2938 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Art Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: January 26, 2007.
Keywords: Arts Management, Opera Administration, Opera, Career Path Studies, Career Development Theory, Arts Administration
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Pat Villeneuve, Professor Directing Dissertation; Patrick Mason, Outside Committee Member; Anne Hodges, Committee Member; Marcia Rosal, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Arts
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Owner Institution: FSU

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