Corey Evans Promoted to Senior Director of Education

Promotion comes as City Spotlights Leadership Program, an arts education employment initiative for urban youth, doubles in size for the summer

BOSTON (July 6, 2015) – Citi Performing Arts Center announces the promotion of Corey Evans to Senior Director of Education, leading the organization’s award-winning arts education programs. Evans, who has extensive experience working in the arts education sector, both within the Boston Public Schools and on a national level, was hired as Director for the department in 2012.

One of Evans’ primary responsibilities is managing the City Spotlights Leadership Program that empowers urban youth to become leaders in school, at home, and in their communities. This summer, the program will feature 60 Teen Leaders from 36 different schools and 10 Boston neighborhoods – most with no formal arts training and little to no arts in their schools. Evans also manages Citi Center’s Target Arts in-school residency program that places teaching artists in Boston Public Schools, works with her staff to conduct Interactive Readings: Stories Alive that presents a variety of different books to hundreds of Boston area school children, and provides more than 4,000 free show tickets to more than 150 community organizations and schools through Citi Center’s Ticket Access Program. Each year, these programs reach more than 20,000 children and families.

Before joining Citi Performing Arts Center, Evans served as Director for the Center for Arts in Education at the nationally acclaimed Boston Arts Academy (BAA) since 2004 where she managed a variety of programs including the Summer Institute for Arts in Education, curriculum consulting, the Teachers as Artists Fellowship program, Boston Arts Academy’s school visit program, and a training program for student ambassadors. In addition, she served as the Clerk of the BAA Board of Trustees, coordinating all Board of Trustee meetings as well as board communication and relations.

“Corey has transformed our Education Department into one that not only has a lasting positive impact on youth in our community, but one that excites supporters about our nonprofit mission,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO. “Her addition to our senior staff means we will benefit even more from Corey’s strategic approach to arts education.”

Before working at Boston Arts Academy, Evans spent a year working in the Brookline Public Schools, primarily in Special Education at Brookline High School, and conducted research for Boston University. She earned a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Boston University in 2004. Evans graduated from The University of Kansas with bachelor degrees in Sociology and Human Development. She lives in Jamaica Plain.

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts], which includes the Wang, Shubert and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, international sporting events, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiative presents City Spotlights and SpectrumBoston. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For further information, please go to citicenter.org .

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: July 10, 2015
Contacts: Joanne Stanway | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532-1210 | jstanway@citicenter.org