The Voice of the Performing Arts, a weekly radio show hosted by WICR/ 88.7 FM on the campus of the University of Indianapolis, announces that it has been accepted by iTunes for Podcasts. The Voice of the Performing Arts focuses on arts education, advocacy and the enduring value of the arts to society by interviewing thought leaders and artists from around the world. Since its debut in March 2013, over 400 guests have been interviewed including leaders of North America’s top arts organizations, a member of the US Congress, university presidents as well as the Grammy Educator of the Year and the Tony Award Educator of the Year.
The show is hosted by Steven Libman and Dr. Jeff Swensson. Dr. Swensson is the former Superintendent of the Carmel Clay School District and he has served public school students and colleagues in a variety of roles over the past 40 year as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. A graduate of Amherst College, with an MAT from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Dr. Swensson is now an Assistant Professor at Ball State University in the Educational Leadership Department.
Steven Libman is the former Founding President of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN and is now the President of The Libman Group and the Chief Advancement Officer for the Atlanta Ballet. With a degree in Performing Arts Management, Mr. Libman has led some of the nation’s largest arts organizations including The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse.
Recently, Michael Pettry, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Orchestra said, Perhaps more today than at any other point previously, we need to be engaged in meaningful conversations about the arts. Without a doubt, The Voice of the Performing Arts ignites the spark that builds community, transforms education, and entertains our fellow citizens.
Episodes are recorded in the studios of WICR as well as the offices of Atlanta Ballet.