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Margo Saulnier, BA, MFA

Part-Time Lecturer, Music Industry

Over a 20-year career in the arts and entertainment industry, Margo Saulnier has demonstrated a focus on innovative programming, new audience development, community engagement and sales analysis. She produces, books and manages live concerts, often with multi-media or film integration, blending classical, pop, indie, jazz, gospel, folk, songbook and world music.

Margo is currently Assistant Director of Artistic Planning for the Boston Pops at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where she books contemporary artists and repertoire, including the orchestral debuts of Guster, My Morning Jacket, Aimee Mann, Natalie Merchant, Amanda Palmer, Paul Oakenfold, Ozomatli, Steve Martin and many others. She also supervises film and multi-media content for the Boston Pops, including the world premieres of Chris van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, Jan Brett’s The Night Before Christmas, and an audience sing-along to the popular video game The Beatles Rock Band. Prior to working at the BSO, she was a member of the programming team at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, producing over 200 programs each year for the Great Performers series, American Songbook series and the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Margo graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance and holds a Master of Fine Arts in performing arts management from CUNY Brooklyn College. She has participated on panel discussions at the Future of Music Summit and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, and recently moderated a panel at Boston University entitled “The Art of Audience Development and the Y Generation: Is it possible to capture the attention of millenials?” She is currently on the advisory board of Opus Affair and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, and she is a member of the Boston Committee for the National Recording Academy.

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