Welcome to New Online Faculty Min Cho and Anna-Christina Phillips!

AES is pleased to announce two new online faculty members joining us starting this spring - Min Cho and Anna-Christina Phillips!

Min Cho will be teaching our new Cultural Policy and Advocacy course, offered for the first time this spring. Min holds a Ph.D. in Art Education with a specialization in Arts Administration, a master’s degree in Arts Administration, and a Program Evaluation certificate from The Florida State University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Tufts University. Her most recent faculty appointment was as an Assistant Professor in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in museums, galleries, community arts programs, and government funding organizations. Her life passions revolve around the arts, education, service-learning, critical thinking, and business and as a result, her teaching incorporates aspects of all those components to provide a more holistic learning experience.

Anna-Christina (Annie) Phillips will be teaching our Arts Marketing starting this spring. Annie is a clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and arts advocate whose career has spanned almost every department of every size of organization, from a self-managed chamber ensemble to a startup orchestra-for-hire to the San Francisco Symphony. Currently, Annie is on faculty and assistant director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at the New England Conservatory, where she teaches Arts Marketing, and co-director of San Francisco's Switchboard Music. Most recently Annie was on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory, where she co-created and taught Musical Startups, a seminar about how to bring a musical project idea to life, and was program director at Zoo Labs, where she led two-week music residencies blending elements of a tech accelerator with a traditional artist residency. Annie studied at the Peabody and San Francisco Conservatories. Outside of music, Annie is a competitive rower and knitting enthusiast.

Welcome Min and Annie!

Registration for our Spring 2018 semester is now open!

Contact us at aes@acad.umass.edu or 413-545-2360 if you have any questions.