The American mezzo-soprano, music teacher and music adminstrator, Elinor Marsh, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, General and Vocal Music from Hanover College (1988-1992); and her Master of Arts in Business; Arts Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison - School of Business (1994-1996).
Elinor Marsh has workd as: K-12 Music Teacher at Clare Public Schools in Clare, Michigan (August 1992-June 1994: Taught K-4 general music, 6th grade music appreciation, and high school choir. Also taught piano privately); General Manager at Shawnee Summerstock Theatre in Bloomfield, Indiana (June 1995-August 1995: Performed all non-artistic duties to run a summer stock theater company, including marketing, ticket sales, front of house management, payroll, and volunteer management); Program Director at Madison Civic Center in Madison, Wisconsin (September 19940-May 1996: Served as Program Director of "Kids in the Crossroads" and "OnStage!" performances series, managing programming, marketing, ticket sales, and stage management); Assistant Director at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas (June 1996-February 1997: Managed all financial aspects of the Office of Arts Information and Programming in the College of Fine Arts. Coordinated all box office activities of events in three performance series including season and single ticket sales. Directed staff of three, scheduled and booked outside use of Turner Auditorium, and assisted with marketing and promotional duties); Development Assistant at Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky (February 1997-July 1998: Advanced the overall fundraising activities of KCA, particularly those related to donor records and individual/corporate membership. Coordinated donor benefits, membership solicitations, grant writing, sponsorship requests, gift acknowledgements, and special events planning); Staff Volunteer at Dartmouth College (January 2001-January 2002: Acted as co-convenor of the Dartmouth Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns); Staff Volunteer at Dartmouth College (January 2001-March 2002: Served as a trained facilitator for Campus of Difference diversity training program through the Anti-Defamation League); Outreach Manager at Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (July 1998-March 2003: Developed and managed all activities related to campus and community outreach/education programs in the performing arts. Oversaw the implementation of performance-related education activities, e.g. visiting performing artist residencies, discussions, and workshops. Directed staff of six in the day-to-day running of seven Outreach and Arts Education programs); Assistant Director of Development at Wharton Center for Performing Arts in Michigan State University (March 2003-September 2005: Assisted Development Director with the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fund raising program. Responsible for managing the annual fund campaign, volunteer relations, event planning, corporate sponsorships, and creation of proposals, appeal letters, and promotional materials); . Contractor at CenterPoint Institute (January-December 2007: Served as an outside contractor in strategic planning and meeting facilitation); Executive Director at The Music Center of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek, Michigan (September 2005-September 2011: Responsible for the vision, leadership, and overall management of The Centers programs, including the Battle Creek Symphony, five choruses, and three community music schools. Led the organization and Board of Directors in strategic planning and board development; oversaw budget process and management of $1 million operating budget; designed and executed both earned and contributed income strategies, including ticket sales, tuition, corporate sponsorships, grants, special events, and individual contributions. Responsible for oversight of more than 20 staff, 50 faculty and 100 musicians. Represented the organization as chief spokesperson and liaison to the community locally and statewide); Director of Alumni Engagement at Albion College in Albion, Michigam (September 2011-July 2015); Engagement Officer - Michigan Region at Albion College (since July 2015).