Todd Trebour, M.M, is an arts manager, operatic performer, theatre artist, and educator based in Western Massachusetts. Todd is currently the marketing and development director at Chester Theatre Company (CTC), a professional summer theatre company in Chester, MA. Todd recently oversaw the rebranding of CTC including the creation of a new website, logo, and communications strategy. Todd is also a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Arts Extension Service where he currently teaches "Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship."
Todd worked as a professional operatic performer and concert soloist, performing with companies throughout the United States and Canada. Todd was a member of Houston Grand Opera's Opera-to-Go, HGO's touring operatic ensemble, giving over 500 performances in 9 different productions. To pursue his dream of original performance creation, Todd became an apprentice actor, musician, and company member at Double Edge Theatre, where he studied their movement-based improvisation and original work development methodologies. Following his tenure at Double Edge Theatre, Todd created the experimental opera-theatre piece Come and Sleep: An Operatic Fantasy for Voice, Cello, and Silence, the flagship production of his company, Alchemical Opera Project. Developed over the course of two years, Come and Sleep toured internationally throughout the northern United States and Canada. In his community-based work, Todd served as treasurer, board member, and fiscal consultant for Northampton-based c3, a creative community collective, and project development consultant for Art At Work-Holyoke, a project part of the national initiative Art At Work.
Todd received his BA from Whitman College, where he studied biology and music, his M.M in Voice from Rice University in Houston, TX, and his Core Certificate in Arts Management from the Arts Extension Service.
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The Northampton Arts Council has a brand new website!: www.northamptonartscouncil.org
The Northampton Arts Council will be hosting a community
meeting to discuss the upcoming ArtsEZ grant cycle on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 6pm to 8pm at APE at Window, 126 Main Street, Northampton.
At this event, we will showcase the exciting work of three outstanding past grant recipients; Angela Zammarelli, Stephen St. Francis Decky, and Peter Blanchette. In addition to presenting the ArtsEZ grant process, Gordie Thorne and Lisa Thompson of APE at Window will speak about the Round House and Artist Trust developments, Julia Handschuh of Commonwealth Center for Change will present the new Valley Art Share website and we'll have an open discussion about arts in Northampton.
Guidelines and applications for the ArtsEZ grant round are available at our website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org