17
Jan
2018
Hamilton AM
Regular Meeting Location
Williams Fresh Cafe
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON
Canada

Paul Hawkins currently serves as the Director of Corporate Relations and Chorus Manager with the Brott Music Festival. Having retired as the owner of a business development firm in the United States almost ten years ago, Paul now enjoys applying his development skills in arts administration. Paul has also been a professional vocalist in the U.S. and here in Canada.

As the Corporate Relations Director, Paul works with companies to maximize their investment in community support. With 60,000 patrons, companies have the opportunity to reach a highly educated mature audience with disposable income. Paul also researches foundations to secure additional funding to help fulfill the Festival’s mandate to perform as many styles of music in as many venues for as many people as possible.

As the Chorus manager, he has already increased the number of choristers for choral performances with the Festival’s in-residence full-time professional orchestra, The National Academy Orchestra of Canada. From the 66 choristers in the 2017 season, the BrottChorus grew to 155 from 37 community choruses, church choirs, and opera companies in 2018.