The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

What Comes First? Exploring Intersections and Forging Your Own Path

An Interview with Fatou Alhya Diagne

Fatou Alhya Diagne is an MMIAM alumna based in Milan, Italy. She is currently a Program Manager for the Moleskine Foundation. A third culture person, Fatou describes herself as having a twenty-first-century globalized toolkit of strategies and perspectives for solving complex arts and cultural challenges. Enjoy this interview between Fatou and Brittany Johnson, editor of …

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“Simple Little Things Can Make All the Difference”

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Bailey McFaden

Bailey McFaden is an experienced arts manager with a background in higher education. She completed the MMIAM program in 2021 and has since served as the School Programs Coordinator at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts. Tell me about yourself. How did you become interested in the arts? I am incredibly blessed to have a family …

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Leading with Passion—Fostering Community Through an International Career

An Interview with Sophie Galaise

Dr. Sophie Galaise joined the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as its first female Managing Director in April 2016. She has been on the board of Symphony Services International since 2013 and was elected Chair in November 2021. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Harvard Business Review, the Australian Institute of Company Directors …

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Music as a Tool for Social Change

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Natalia Puerta

Natalia Puerta is a social cultural manager based in Bogotá, Colombia. She graduated from the MMIAM program in 2020 and has been working at the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in the time since. Natalia and Brittany sat down recently to chat about the orchestra’s work and her role within the organization. Tell me a little …

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