Howard R. Jang joins SCA
New dual role created for administrator and artist
This story orginally appeared on the SCA website at: http://www.sfu.ca/sca/about/news-entry/howard-jang-joins-sca-team
We would like to welcome Howard R. Jang to the School for the Contemporary Arts in his new role as Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Woodward’s Cultural Unit.
Howard brings to the role great knowledge of artistic practices and practical experience from running large arts companies. His expertise and pasion for the arts will encourage the engagement of SCA students by adopting new approaches within the current coursework, and providing valuable insights on what is happening in the arts scene today.
For the Cultural Unit, he will oversee its ever-growing program of productions, partnerships and community engagement talks and panels.
Howard has demonstrated his strong leadership and advocacy for the arts throughout his career. He has spent the last 14 years serving as the Executive Director of the Arts Club. Prior positions include senior management roles at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ballet BC, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (New York).
Active in the arts community on both a local and national level, Howard sits on multiple boards including the Canada Council for the Arts, the TELUS Vancouver Community Board, and the Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.
Howard’s diverse background, as both an arts administrator and artist will greatly benefit the School and we are thrilled to have him on board. He will join the faculty at SCA on August 1, and teach his first classes in the fall term.