Prior to pursuing her master’s, specializing in Opera Administration, Katy Hall graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2004 with a B.A. in Honors History and Political Science. She was attracted to SPEA’s MAAA program because it gave her the opportunity to pursue her interests while taking classes from one of the top nonprofit programs in the nation. After an internship with a museum’s public relations department in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2003, she knew that this path of study was the best choice.
“I grew up as a performer,” Hall says, “But after college I realized that my calling was backstage’ on the administration side and IU has such a well-rounded program that allows graduate students to examine all areas of the field.”
She advises incoming and prospective students to take advantage of every opportunity within the program and within the Bloomington community. “I was able to gain experience at a level that is not always found in a graduate program. It has served me well as an alumna,” she said.
Hall is the foundation relations manager for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, her “dream company,” and is the co-founder of 67East Consulting Company. She has previously served as the director of corporate relations at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.