Samantha Lovewell (’19)
Samantha Lovewell is a current Arts Administration graduate student pursuing the Master’s Degree and Fundraising Management Certificate. Coming from a performing arts background, Samantha strives to combine her love of performing arts and education with program and development management skills to be a leader in performing arts organizations. She serves as the Co Executive Director with Refugee Orchestra Project (ROP) and Director of Community and Foundation Relations with MassOpera.
Samantha holds a Bachelors of Music (Voice) and minor in Theater Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she graduated in 2015, Magna Cum Laude. During her time at UMass she served as President of the Off Broadway Players, the student run theater organization, and performed in and produced many shows as well as opera and musical theater workshops. Samantha sang in the Chamber Singers ensemble and participated in the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy on a scholarship as well. Immediately following graduation, Samantha worked as a full time music, choir, and drama teacher. She realized the need for arts advocacy and decided to pursue an administrative career that would utilize the management skills she already had and would develop further through the program.
Boston University offers one of the very few Arts Administration programs and encompasses a well-rounded course study and experience for students. The inclusiveness and diversity of the program is especially appealing. Having the opportunity to learn from accomplished professors and hardworking students through a myriad of topics within the art world is invaluable. The study through grant writing, fundraising, international policy, and legal courses provides the candidates a holistic knowledge and skill set to be qualified and successful in working for arts organizations across the board.