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Stacey Kurtz Campkin appointed to senior arts education position

22 August 2018

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Stacey Kurtz Campkin (EMBA 2017) has been appointed to a senior education position at Snape Maltings, one of the UK’s leading arts …

Stacey Kurtz Campkin (EMBA 2017) has been appointed to a senior education position at Snape Maltings, one of the UK’s leading arts organisations.

Executive MBA participant Stacey Kurtz Campkin (EMBA 2017) has been appointed as Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians at arts organisation Snape Maltings.

Based in Suffolk, Snape Maltings is one of the world’s leading centres for music, hosting the globally-recognised Aldeburgh Festival as well as a suite of artist development programmes. Stacey is heading up Aldeburgh Young Musicians, a development programme for advanced young musicians aged eight to 18 coming from a broad range of musical backgrounds.

“I’m delighted to have joined the team at Snape Maltings as Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians. When I first visited Snape seven years ago, I was struck by how vibrant and unique it is and had always hoped to be a part of the team here one day.”

Stacey will oversee the strategic direction of the training programme, which combines residencies and performance opportunities for aspiring musicians. Stacey’s career in musical education began in London at the Royal Opera House, before spending the last two-and-a-half years developing Wigmore Hall’s School outreach programmes.

“I am passionate about youth voice and see my role as facilitating the interests of young musicians, challenging them to be creative, curious and collaborative.”

Stacey is studying on the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, supported by one of the School’s charity and not-for-profit scholarships. Stacey hopes that a more rounded business and management education will have a positive impact on her work within the arts.

“I believe that the future of the arts and cultural sector will rely on the relationship between the for-profit sector and the not-for-profit sector. I wanted to explore this dynamic further and joined the programme to develop expertise in areas such as finance, economics, strategy and operations.

One of the programme’s core courses has particularly resonated with Stacey as she navigates her new role and responsibilities.

“Our course in Organisational Behaviour has helped me be become more aware and confident in identifying my strengths and weaknesses, and also how I encourage and challenge others. I find myself referring back to the course material on a daily basis as I spend these first weeks in my new role.”

The network of peers in Stacey’s cohort is also a source of strength during her studies. “Most of our assignments are done in small teams, so I’ve learnt a lot from collaborating with others in the cohort, especially as we come from so many different countries, industries and backgrounds.”