Mary Roeder

Mary RoederMary Roeder began as the Residency Coordinator in the Education and Community Engagement Department at UMS in 2007. In this role, she manages and maintains many of the relationships cultivated organizationally with members of the broader cultural communities represented in the region as well as within the University of Michigan. In addition, Mary is responsible for overseeing and implementing all artist residency and community and university educational outreach programs, connecting regularly with dance, theater, jazz, world, and classical music and student audiences. Mary has also recently taken on a larger role in the UMS Programming Department, serving as both the lead producer for approximately a quarter of UMS’s mainstage presentations as well as a contributing curator. She works with a teen center in Ann Arbor called the Neutral Zone on an annual project called Breakin’ Curfew which allows a team of 20 teen curators the chance to interact with a professional arts presenter and culminates in a two-hour mainstage production on the UMS season reflecting the best teen talent across genres in southeast Michigan. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

LDI Methodology

APAP’s Leadership Development Institute follows a Cooperative Inquiry design. Read more ›

2012/2013 Team

Fourteen LDI team members were chosen from a cross section of US presenting organizations. Read more ›

Best Practices

LDI members developed best practices around 5 key aspects of engaging community with and through the arts. Read more ›

About LDI

Launched in 2010, the goal of the LDI is to develop the leadership, knowledge and capacity required to advance the performing arts presenting field. Read more ›

Resource Library

LDI members created a library of resource materials to guide presenters’ community building efforts. Read more ›