Rachel Roberts

Director of Entrepreneurial Music
New England Conservatory

Appointed the first-ever director of New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship department in 2009, Rachel Roberts was charged with designing and leading a major new initiative that would equip young musicians with key extra-musical skills to support their artistic careers. Over the past eight years, she has launched a wide range of experiential programs and curricula, including a signature grant initiative, courses on arts entrepreneurship, fellowships, entrepreneurial internships, creative performance projects, and more. Prior to joining NEC, Roberts served as the first director of strategic planning engagement for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She holds a master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a degree in Flute Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

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