Entering its 10th Season, Baltimore Concert Opera continues to thrive, adding to its staff to expand its organizational capacity. Nicole Steinberg has joined the team as Operations Director while former Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker, moves into the new position of Director of Community Engagement.
“We are so pleased to be able to grow our organization in this way,” shares Executive Director Julia Cooke, “Ms. Steinberg’s skills will enhance Baltimore Concert Opera’s operational efficiency and Ms. Kalbacker will continue to build new relationships in the business and educational communities. I am very proud to lead BCO into our 10th season stronger than ever.”
Ms. Steinberg brings administrative expertise as well as a deep passion and commitment to the mission of Baltimore Concert Opera. She comes to BCO with a background that combines arts management with a Master of Music Degree from Towson University. At Towson University, Ms. Steinberg was Co-President of the Graduate Student Association, focusing on engagement and visibility of the graduate community. Ms. Steinberg stated, “I’m incredibly excited to connect with artists and patrons to support the immersive experience the intimacy of concert opera has to offer. Baltimore Concert Opera’s programming highlights my reason for pursuing and supporting this art form - music’s power to transcend, move, and enthrall.”
Ms. Kalbacker was appointed Managing Director in 2016 after having served as a board member for two years. She has contributed not only to the longevity and stability of Baltimore Concert Opera, but also to its position within the community. Ms. Kalbacker’s key accomplishments have included the oversight of new marketing initiatives and developing educational programming for elementary school students. Speaking of her new role as Director of Community Engagement, Ms. Kalbacker says she “looks forward to focusing on the bridges BCO has built across the community -- and continuing to engage potential participants with BCO’s core mission in new ways.”