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11.19.18

NEFA Appoints New Program Associate

The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Falyn Rose Elhard has been appointed to the role of Program Associate for New England Presenting and Touring.

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Falyn Elhard by Jeffrey Filiault/NEFA

Prior to NEFA, Falyn served in multiple roles in administration and events at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations, planning, organizing, and executing small and large-scale events and managing databases and communications in several areas. Throughout college, they worked in administration at MCLA’s ALANA (African, Latin, Asian, and Native American) and Multicultural Education Resource Center, advocating in support of diverse groups. In addition, they served as co-president of the MCLA Queer Student Union, collaborating with professional staff and bringing awareness to LGBTQ+ issues on campus. A classically trained soprano, Falyn has been the featured soloist in select events sponsored by the MCLA Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations and with the First Congregational Church in North Adams, MA. Recently, Falyn became a member of Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and Allied Classical Chorus.

“Falyn brings varied experience as well as an important perspective as an artist, arts administrator, and social justice advocate. We are excited to have Falyn join NEFA,” said program manager Daniela Jacobson.

Raised in Amherst, MA, Falyn currently resides in Somerville, MA, and holds Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts, with a concentration in Music, and Philosophy from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (Magna Cum Laude, 2018).

About NEFA
The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in the arts to enrich communities in New England and beyond. NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at www.nefa.org.

 

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