SU Janklow Program provides coast-to-coast internships
From New York City Center to Seattle Art Museum, students are spending the summer plying their trade
The Janklow Arts Leadership Program in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences has placed two more interns. They are Rachel Boucher ‘12, G’13, who is interning this summer with the New York City Center, and Noël O.C. Frodelius ’12, G’14, with the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Boucher and Frodelius—residents of Simsbury, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y., respectively—are members of the program’s inaugural cohort.
“We are extremely proud of Rachel and Noël, whose internships mark the culmination of their arts leadership training at SU,” says Mark Nerenhausen, professor of practice and founding director of the Janklow Program. “Their energy, enthusiasm, and expertise serve their respective organizations well, while making themselves more competitive in today’s global job market.”
Boucher, whose interests include community engagement, education, and marketing, is working on City Center’s new Encores! Off-Center series, which features concert versions of great Off-Broadway musicals. (The inaugural series presents The Cradle Will Rock, Violet, and I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road.) Boucher is also helping market the ninth annual Fall for Dance festival, which kicks off in September, and is considered the jewel of City Center’s producing crown.
“I see this internship as the perfect start for me,” says Boucher, who previously majored in vocal performance at SU. “At City Center, I hope to build on my training in marketing and communications, while expanding my knowledge-base into other aspects of arts leadership. The Janklow Program has given me the competitive edge and ability to do this.”
Boucher reports to Hawley Abelow, vice president of marketing and communications at City Center, which, for more than 60 years, has hosted some of the world's most amazing performers and productions, and is home to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and American Ballet Theatre.
“Over the past 10 months in the Janklow Program, I have been exposed to new and innovative concepts about leadership in the non-profit world,” says Frodelius, whose undergraduate degrees are in East Asian art history and documentary photography. “I hope to use my training in business management, finance, marketing, and cultural tourism to benefit SAM, while making myself more marketable.”
Frodelius also hopes her internship will spawn other kinds of collaborations between SU and the museum. “I want to change the way arts are approached by the business sector and the community, at large. Organizations such as SAM have so much to offer, as creative partners and as social and economic drivers,” says Frodelius, whose supervisor is major gifts officer George Nunes.
SAM is one museum with three locations: the Olympic Sculpture Park, SAM downtown, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. The museum connects art to life through special exhibitions, educational programs, and installations drawn from its collection of approximately 25,000 objects.
Boucher and Frodelius are not the only Janklow students interning this summer; others are Taylor Freitas ’12, G’13, Caitlin Moriarty ’12, G’13, and Renee Storiale ’09, G’13, who are training at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively.
Housed in The College’s Department of Art and Music Histories, the Janklow Program is a 15-month, 39-credit hour master’s program, designed to train leaders of non-profit and for-profit organizations in the creative and performing arts.