Performing Arts Center of MetroWest Names New Executive Director

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FRAMINGHAM – The Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) announced today, November 5, the appointment of Michele Adams as the Executive Director of the organization, effective December 1, 2020.

Adams is currently the Director of Operations and Head of the Music Department of Veritas Christian Academy where she began employment in 2017. Prior to that position, Adams was Director of Choirs of the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus where she spent a decade conducting choirs and managing the supporting artistic staff. She has also taught choral conducting at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and served as children’s choir director at the Kodály Music Institute in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Adams studied choral conducting, music education, and voice at the University of South Carolina, Florida State University, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Her greatest musical passion is choral conducting, especially children’s choruses.

As Executive Director, Adams will oversee the day-to-day operations of the music, theater, and dance offerings at PAC. She will coordinate and facilitate the work of PAC’s 20 teachers, and she will work to develop new musical instructional offerings at PAC. She plans to establish a children’s chorus at PAC to cultivate young singers for the MetroWest area.

“PAC is privileged to have Michele join us as Executive Director. I speak on behalf of all of us at PAC that we are excited to have Michele’s energy and vision as a leader of our organization,” said Board chair John Ebel.

Adams is likewise enthusiastic about her future with PAC of MetroWest. “I am thrilled to join this engaging teaching staff and committed board to continue the work of PAC. What’s more is PAC’s strategic location in the Framingham community in which I live. I couldn’t be more excited to get to work on behalf of the arts in this terrific city.”

Adams succeeds Mary Opanasets who has served as Executive Director for the past 8 years. The board, teachers, students, and families of PAC extend their warm appreciation to Opanasets for her leadership and service. The PAC Board of Directions is grateful to Mrs. Opanasets for all her dedicated efforts to grow PAC’s community mission, notably maintaining operations after the required move from the downtown Danforth building and transitioning PAC to virtual lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing music and dance instruction for K-12 students and
adults as well as theater productions for students. PAC has been centered in Framingham, Massachusetts for over 35 years, and it serves Framingham and a number of surrounding MetroWest communities. PAC is located at St. Andrew’s Church, 3 Maple St., Framingham, MA 01702.

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Above was a press release from PAC

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