Jenica Reed named communications director
Jenica Reed, an arts administrator with experience in opera and community arts programs, has joined the Providence Singers as communications director. Reed began her duties earlier this month, succeeding Christine Hauck.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jenica Reed, an arts administrator with experience in opera and community arts programs, has joined the Providence Singers as communications director. Reed, a recent graduate of Florida State University (M.A., arts administration, 2012), was introduced to the Singers at the first rehearsal of the 2012-13 season, Tuesday, Sept. 4.
“Jenica comes to us with training and experience in areas that are vitally important to the Providence Singers,” said Allison McMillan, executive director, to whom Reed will report. “She has planned marketing campaigns, managed special events, undertaken fund-raising and community outreach programs, and supervised programs for young people. She is also a trained classical mezzo-soprano who understands choral performance. I am delighted to welcome her to the Providence Singers.”
The communications director is responsible for developing and executing marketing plans, preparing news releases, overseeing production of brochures and other materials for distribution online and in print, managing ticket and subscription sales, serving as house manager at concerts, and coordinating support for various programs including the Junior Providence Singers and the annual Young Men’s Choral Festival.
Reed is a 2010 graduate of Shorter College, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance, serving as president of the Shorter Chorus and winning top honors in statewide classical voice competitions. As a graduate assistant at Florida State, she was the house manager for university performances, had experience as a recording technician, and was elected an officer of the FSU Arts Administration Student Association. In 2011 she served an internship with Los Angeles Opera, where she organized programs of community outreach to enhance cultural awareness.
The Providence Singers
A nonprofit performing arts organization that is beginning its 41st season, the Providence Singers fosters public engagement in the choral art through performances of contemporary and historic works, new music commissions, education programs, creative collaborations, and recordings.
The Providence Singers regularly performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed regionally with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Kronos Quartet, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet and in association with FirstWorks Providence, among others.
In 2004, as part of its educational and outreach efforts, it established the Junior Providence Singers, an auditioned choir of the area’s best high school singers. Through its Wachner Fund for New Music, the Singers commissions and premières new works for chorus.
The 2012-13 season begins Nov. 3 and 4 with performances of Maurice Duruflé’s 1947 Requiem, Daniel Pinkham”s Wedding Cantata, and Eric Whitacre’ Five Hebrew Love Songs. The concert will be presented in Bristol (7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary’s Church) and in Providence (3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul).