Student Association

whiteiconThe Boston University Arts Administration Student Association (AASA) was formed in the spring of 1995 to provide opportunities for social interaction, educational enrichment, and career development for Arts Administration students.

Our mission is to cultivate a sense of community among Arts Administration students while creating educational enrichment and career development opportunities. As part of this mission, we work to help new students feel comfortable and confident from the moment they arrive.

AASA looks to raise the profile of the Arts Administration program among industry professionals, as well as develop personal and professional relationships among students.

Members are invited to join the committee that best suits their interests and skills. Please email if you’re interested in getting involved with our committees or for any inquiries.

We hope that you will choose to lend your time and talents as an active member of AASA and join in our efforts to make the association a more visible part of the BU Arts Administration program and the arts community in Boston.

2020–21 AASA Board

President: Kati Nalbandian
Vice President: Megan Kagstrom
Secretary: Heather Wiggins
Treasurer: Jamie Aznive
Event Planning Chair: SadieAnn Strouse
Alumni Relations: Jeremy Sarna

Contact Us

@bu_aasa      BU AASA

We hosted several events to improve students’ experience in our Arts Administration program and facilitate students’ engagement to build bridges between faculty and students as well as art organizations in the city of Boston.

Highlights of 2019-2020

MFA Trip: Lunar New Year Celebration 2020

We attend the Lunar New Year celebration at the MFA for the second year, and enjoyed their special activities and performances.

Holiday Party and Mentor4Arts Launch 

The Mentor4Arts program (M4A) of the Boston University Arts Administration program represents a bridge between our current students and arts leaders who are our alumni.

Highlights of 2018-2019

MFA Trip: Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

 In our first event as a new team of board members, we organized a group of eight people to attend the Lunar New Year celebration performance at the MFA and enjoy their current exhibitions.

    Pub Night hosted in the BU Castle Fuller’s Pub

    Our program director, Dr. Douglas DeNatale, and Legal Issues professor, Michele Beasley, joined AASA board members and current students at the BU Pub. Both students and professors enjoyed the event!

    First Friday Outing: Ballet Study Break Night

    Twelve students attended the Boston Ballet’s performance of Coppélia with a student discount arranged through AASA.

    Photo Credit: BU AASA