A Note to our Audiences
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Katy Clark, President

Katy Clark was appointed president of BAM in 2015. Clark oversees BAM’s 248 full-time employees. She leads an adventurous organization with a profile that extends far beyond Brooklyn and New York City. BAM engages with more than 700,000 audience members each year, presenting live performances and films from around the world, including the renowned Next Wave Festival. BAM is also highly regarded by the artistic community and audiences for its four live performance spaces, ranging in capacity from 250 to more than 2,000 seats, a vibrant independent cinema program, and far-reaching education and humanities initiatives.

From 2010 to 2015, Clark served as president and executive director of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, one of America’s foremost and most versatile ensembles. She joined Orchestra of St. Luke’s in 2005 as director of development. During Clark’s tenure, OSL significantly expanded its scope, mission, and budget. Major milestones include the opening and ongoing success of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the appointment of Pablo Heras-Casado as principal conductor, and the launch of several community-building and education programs, such as Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, OSL@DMC, and St. Luke’s Subway Series.

Prior to her career in arts management, from 1994 to 1999 Clark was a violinist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. From 2001 to 2004, Clark led the Philadelphia chapter of the American Composers Forum. She is an alumna of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestral Management Fellowship Program, earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Jesus College, Cambridge University, holds a master’s degree in violin performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has a Certificate in Arts Management from Birbeck College, University of London. She was born and raised in Wales and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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