Program Topic: Arts Month Panel
Join us at the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon as we celebrate the vibrant arts community of our region.
We are thrilled to host three exceptional local arts leaders as our distinguished guests: Nathan Newbrough, Angela Seals and David Siegel. These individuals have played pivotal roles in shaping the cultural landscape of Colorado Springs through their artistic endeavors and visionary leadership. Nathan Newbrough's experience in performing arts management, David Siegel's commitment to promoting music and performance, and Angela Seals' dedication to fostering creativity in our community make them true champions of the arts. Come be inspired by their stories and insights while we explore the powerful impact of the arts on our local economy and quality of life.
President and CEO
Nathan Newbrough has been honored to serve with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with a belief that great live music captivates the spirit, connects neighbors, and propels a community forward.
With 25 years experience in service to symphony orchestras, Newbrough started his career at the League of American Orchestras, managing artistic services, composer awards programs, conductor training workshops, and the Music Assistance Fund, a scholarship for Black and Latinx collegiate musicians. He took his first steps in leadership as executive director of the Greenwich Village Orchestra (New York, NY) at age 25. From there, he was invited to become Executive Director of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning, NY) and then the Amarillo Symphony (Amarillo, TX). In Amarillo, Newbrough advised in the building and opening of the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, more than doubled subscribership and donated revenue, and presided over four sold-out concert seasons.
In Summer 2008, Newbrough was placed as President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, which was still faltering after its bankruptcy five years earlier. From the start, he established three priorities guiding the work: Service, Excellence, and Permanence.
Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
Angela Seals is Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs. She is a creative thought leader, project manager, public programs designer and speaker who champions the role of arts & culture in the region’s identity and economy. Angela’s 20 years of professional experience with creative nonprofits spans a decade in Colorado Springs, as well as the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / Pittsburgh Dance Council, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C.
Executive Director of the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS
David Siegel serves as executive director of the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS. In this capacity, he supports the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), Theatreworks, and the academic mission of the University. Before joining UCCS, David served as chief executive officer of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, where he worked with businesses, artists, arts organizations, and community leaders to support the arts in the Pikes Peak Region. Under David’s leadership, the foundation launched a direct support fund for individual artists affected by COVID-19 and created a low-barrier granting opportunity to support quick pandemic adaptions at local arts organizations.
David is chair of the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board and is a past president of Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) board of directors. He co-chaired the Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Planning process and currently serves on the Colorado Springs Philharmonic board of directors, the Lodging and Automobile Rental Tax Committee. David received the Mayor’s Young Leader Award for Community and Economic Development in recognition of his work to support individual artists and the arts community during the COVID pandemic.
An artist in his own right, David maintains an active performance schedule and holds a degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He is a member of several performing ensembles including , named best bluegrass and jazz bands respectively by the Colorado Springs Independent. David has opened for artists including the Yonder Mountain String Band and he serves as music director for the Green Box Arts Festival where he has commissioned several new symphonic, choral, and chamber works. Off stage and out of the office, David enjoys cooking, eating, and exploring the outdoors by foot, bike, or skis.
11:00 am - Registration & open networking
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