Amisha Patankar, Executive Director

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Ms. Amisha Patankar is currently a Social Media Specialist at LA Opera, handling all social media platforms and managing press and media relations for the organization.

She received her B.A. in Music Performance (Flute) and a minor in Music Industry from UCLA in 2014. Her career in the music business began in 2014 as the marketing intern for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO). After LACO, she interned for the LA Philharmonic where she focused on social media programming for the Hollywood Bowl, exploring how a major arts institution can bring various genres of music to Los Angeles and still grow audiences’ awareness of classical music.

Her first permanent full-time position began in October 2014 as LA Opera’s Marketing Associate, where she mainly handled budgets for the Marketing and Public Relations Department. Her hard work paid off in the form of a promotion when she became the company’s Social Media Specialist. Amisha promoted LA Opera content to audiences in Los Angeles and New York, as well as global audiences who wanted an insight in one of

the country’s leading opera companies. Since becoming Social Media Specialist, she grew the LA Opera fan base by over 50% in the first year.

Amisha continues to work in arts administration, constantly striving to bring classical music awareness to millennials.

Amisha currently resides in Los Angeles, California.