Michael Chadwick

Arts Administrator with years of experience in Performance, Stage Direction, Performing Arts Photography, Supertitle Design, Composition, Database Administration, Grant Writing, Nonprofit Accounting, and House Management

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Performing Arts Administration

I have served the arts as an administrator in several capacities.
I have a well-rounded experience and knowledge base that would be an asset to any performing arts organization.

General Director

For three years I served as the General Director of a young artist opera company near Dallas, Texas. In this capacity, I performed all administrative functions for the company including grant writing, fundraising, marketing, production design, artist contracting, Board Development, and Educational Outreach. During my time with The Living Opera, I designed and directed productions of Don Giovanni, L'elisir d'amore, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Der Schauspieldirektor, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Trouble in Tahiti.

Database Administration

Performing arts organizations all count on clean and accurate data to communicate efficiently with patrons and to track the success of their fundraising campaigns. For five years I was the Database and Reporting Manager at DCM, Inc., a company who provides telefunding and telemarketing services for major performing arts organizations around the United States. I am also a Certified Salesforce Administrator, able to design and maintain Salesforce applications for Nonprofits who utilize their cloud-based Salesforce CRM services.


Nonprofit accounting is an audit-focused discipline which requires excellent data management and an understanding of fiscal needs particular to the nonprofit industry. As a member of the Dallas Summer Musicals accounting team, I performed expense reporting, AP/AR processing, cash forecasting, and other services for their multi-million dollar presenter of national Broadway company touring productions.

Performer and Director

I have spent thirty years as a vocal performer and stage director, working with such asteemed companies as The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Princeton Pro Musica, Opera San Jose, Spoleto Festival, Opera North, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Opera East Texas, Empire Opera, Amsterdam Concert Opera, and Little Opera Theatre of New York.

  • Vocalist

    Thirty years of both solo and choral vocal experience.

  • Stage Director

    Twenty years stage directing opera and musical theatre.

  • Choral Director

    I have been directing a small choral ensemble since 2013.