David Milch joined the Baruch faculty in the fall of 2018 as Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the MA in Arts Administration. Prior to this, David was the Director of NYIT’s graduate program in Leadership in the Arts and Entertainment Industries (LAEI) in association with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC in Manhattan. David has an extensive background in performing arts management as well as higher education administration and programming.
David held a nine year tenure at Columbia University where he led a wide range of co-curricular performing arts programs for the undergraduate population, including creating a residency program which hosted artists such as Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Daniel Fish, Okqui Okpokwasilli and The Assembly Theater.
David also assisted in the creation of the groundbreaking Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University, and served as its Program Coordinator for four years. David has taught in programs at Brandeis University, Wesleyan University and the Jewish Theological Seminary among others. Outside of higher education, David has worked with wide range of arts organizations and in a variety of positions including Production Manager at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Programming Associate at The New York International Festival of the Arts, and Director of his own company, Relatively Theater. As a freelance artist and producer, he worked with several companies, most notably as the Choreographer and Assistant Director for Bang on a Can’s “Lost Objects” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
David has presented on supporting the creation of an artist identity at the NYU Student Affairs Conference and is a member of the Association of Theater in Higher Education and the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He sits on the Board of The Assembly Theater and holds a BA in Theater from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Theater Directing from UCLA.
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