Selected Alumni Bios

Raymond T. Grant

Raymond T. Grant (M.A., 1984 Performing Arts Administration) has been namedExecutive Director of Robert Redford's internationally acclaimed arts center and theater, Sundance Village, overseeing a staff of 500. From 1998-2003, Grant served as Managing Director of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee of the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 (SLOC). He also held the title of Artistic Director of the 2002 Cultural Olympiad, the Olympic Arts Festival for the 2002 Games, attracting over 400,000 visitors.

Previously, Grant served, in New York City, as General Manager of the American Symphony Orchestra from 1985-1991. A native New Yorker, he has produced major events in Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and New York's Central Park. From 1993-96, Grant headed the Performing Arts and Film programs of the Disney Institute, a division of the Walt Disney Company. There he directed a 365-day per year performance schedule featuring artists in the fields of music, theatre, dance, film and television, science and architecture. He also launched a major artist-in-residence program and conceived of three multi-million dollar performance facilities. He also served as a programming consultant for Walt Disney Attractions, Inc. Grant has also served as a panel member for the National Endowment for the Arts.