arts + audio projects, planning + engagement

About - Heather McDougall

Biographical information / biography of Heather McDougall, seasoned arts and audio professional with international (Ireland and United States) experience in orchestral, festival, community music, radio and podcasting production and project management.

Credit: Joshua Albanese

Credit: Joshua Albanese

My name is Heather McDougall and I get excited about creating meaningful cultural experiences - it’s my specialty. I curate and produce them as well as manage teams to deliver them. Collaboration with creative individuals and organizations has made so much of what I do possible — from organizing European and North American premieres of new work to managing production of a podcast at the intersection of opera, race and social justice. With experience spanning the orchestral, festival, public media and architectural realms — across the U.S. and Ireland, my sandbox is big, enriching the perspective and insight I bring to each project.

Currently, I’m the Director of Classical Music at WRTI and Project Manager at the WFMT Radio Network, as well as a tour guide for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. If you’re looking for someone in project management, production, consulting or speaking, check out each section of the site to get to know me better and get in touch.

KEY PAST ROLES AT
RTÉ Radio, RTÉ Orchestras, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & West Cork Chamber Music Festival

EDUCATION
M.Phil. Digital Humanities and Culture - Trinity College Dublin
B.M. Applied Music - Eastman School of Music
B.A. Linguistics - University of Rochester

STUFF I LOVE
Eating in San Sebastián, listening to the many amazing young string quartets on the scene, The Bad Plus gigs, the Howth Cliff Walk and gawking at Louis Sullivan ornament.