What’s a director of advancement at a music school?main
You’d think it was something to do with helping the students to mature as musicians and human beings, right? Just what Simon Rattle said they needed.
Or giving them a little extra help with exams.
Not a bit of it.
Apparently, advancement is the new US arts euphemism for the arduous job of lunching wealthy widows for a slot in their will. It used to be called development.
Juilliard, for instance, has just poached Alexandra Wheeler to be its VP and chief advancement officer after a stellar lunching career at the Whitney Museum.