Dean of CU’s Music, Drama, and Art School to Speak at Sept. 21 Breakfast 

Dr. Jacqueline J. Leary-Warsaw, founding dean of the Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art, where she is a professor of music, will be the first fall 2023 speaker in The Georgetowner’s monthly Culture Power Breakfast series. Admission to the event, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is $40, payable in advance at or via Eventbrite. 

Dr. Leary-Warsaw was named dean of Catholic University’s Rome School in 2018, when the former school of music added programs in drama and visual art. A classical soprano trained at the University of Louisville, Catholic University and Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute, where she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, she previously taught for 18 years at Birmingham-Southern College, serving as chair of the music department and artistic director of the conservatory. 

At the Sept. 21 Culture Power Breakfast, Dr. Leary-Warsaw will talk about the changing role of higher education in the arts and describe the innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs recently introduced at the Rome School. 

Speaking later this fall in the monthly series will be Katey Boerner, CEO of Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, on Oct. 19; and Hayley Finn, artistic director of Theater J, on Nov. 16. 

Since 2014, The Georgetowner has presented 51 insider talks by leaders of area museums, theater and dance companies, performing arts venues and other cultural organizations. The current series sponsors are Long & Foster, Balfour Senior Living, and Doyle. 

On Sept. 21, doors open at 8 a.m. for a buffet breakfast; the program will follow from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, click HERE 



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