Master's Program Faculty

Harmon Greenblatt

Harmon Greenblatt
Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Administration & CPAE Instructor
Instructor: Overview of Music & Theatre Overview

Harmon Greenblatt has been teaching and working in the field of arts management his entire professional career. His full-time teaching positions include Columbia College Chicago and the University of Hartford. Prior to his current position he also directed arts councils in Evanston and Decatur, Illinois and has been a producer, presenter, and manager in Illinois, New Jersey, and California. For the past two summers, Harmon has served as academic head of UNO's Prague Summer Seminar. 

Phone: 504.280.6206
Tony Micocci Tony Micocci
Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Administration & CPAE Instructor
Instructor: Marketing the Arts & Theatre Overview

Tony Micocci brings 35 years of experience in international performing arts management to UNO'S Graduate Program in Arts Administration, including directorship of the renowned New York City Center, and agency representation of artists and producers at the level of Ireland's national Abbey Theatre, the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard, Basil Twist, Twyla Tharp and Marcel Marceau. Tony is the author of the definitive textbook on international tour booking: Booking Performance Tours/Marketing and Acquiring Live Arts and Entertainment (Allworth Press, 2008) and holds and MBA from Columbia University in New York City. 

Phone: 504.280.6264
Ashlye Keaton Ashlye Keaton
Instructor: Arts Law

Ashlye M. Keaton, Esq. practices entertainment and intellectual property law concentrating on music licensing and arts advocacy. Keaton is co-founder/supervising attorney for the Entertainment Law Legal assistance project (ELLA), providing free legal services to artist and musicians and also runs another pro bono legal clinic though Sweet Home New Orleans in partnership with the ford Foundation. Among other boards, she has served on the Board of Governors for the Nation Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, better known as the Grammy's. In addition to being an adjunct professor in the Arts Administration program, Keaton is also an adjunct professor at Tulane Law school.

Gene Meneray Gene Meneray
Instructor: Visual Arts Overview

Gene Meneray has been with the Arts Council of New Orleans since 2001. A native New Orleanian, and graduate of Tulane University, Gene worked for Thomas Mann Design, and as Public Art Manager for South East Effective Development in Seattle, WA. At the Arts Council, Gene works to develop the cultural economy of our region. He has developed new programs including the Artist as Entrepreneur Program, ELLA Project (winner of the 2008 Governor's Arts Award) for Cultural Economy Development, and the Arts Market of New Orleans. Gene has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, on the advisory committee for Crescent City Lights Youth Theatre, and as a volunteer grant writer for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council and the Creole Wild West. He is a board member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, and he is also a contributing author of the State of Louisiana's cultural economy plan, Louisiana: Where Culture Means Business. In 2008, he was named one of The Gambit's 40 Under 40.
Richard Read Richard Read
Instructor: Marketing the Arts & Arts Technology

Richard Read holds a B.A. from Milsaps College, an M.A. from Tulane University, and an M.A. in Arts Administration from UNO. He has served as managing director of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, managing director for the local arts festival, Dramarama, and program manager for the International Theater Institute of the United States. Professional affiliations include the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts, and the Louisiana Presenters Network. He has extensive experience in marketing, public relations, grant writing, program administration, arts technology, web and graphic design, and event production. He currently serves as director of marketing for the NOCCA Institute.

Kellie Greene Kellie Chavez Greene
Instructor: Development for Arts Organizations 

Kellie is the Vice President of the Louisiana Associate of Nonprofit Organizations. She leads LANO's capacity-building and governance initiatives including curriculum and tool development. Kellie oversees LANO's regional New Orleans and Shreveport offices and plays a major role in LANO's long term development strategy. Greene previously operated a successful eight-year private consulting practice, drawing from a strong background in community, organizational and leadership development. Kellie is a recognized trainer and facilitator in the areas of strategic planning, fund development, governance and other areas of nonprofit management and community development. Greene holds a MFA in Social-Documentary Photography from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, and a BFA in Communications from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX.