Tehvon
Fowler-Chapman


Washington Concert Opera

Manager, External Affairs

Tehvon Fowler-Chapman currently serves as the Executive Director of Washington Concert Opera. Prior positions include Manager of External Affairs at Vocal Arts DC, Director of Artistic Administration at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), and Company Manager for Wolf Trap Opera. Additionally, he is a member of the inaugural cohort of Sphinx L.E.A.D. (Leaders in Excellence, Arts, and Diversity).

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Notable Affiliations

Sphinx Organization
Sphinx L.E.A.D. (Leaders in Excellence, Art, and Diversity), 2019, 2020
Vocal Arts DC
Manager, External Affairs, 2019
Current Position(s)
Washington Concert Opera
Washington, D.C.
Executive Director

2020

Founded in 1986 by Stephen Crout, Washington Concert Opera has shaped the way concert opera is presented in the DC area. Washington Concert Opera produces high quality, seldom performed masterpieces of the operatic repertoire in concert form at the company’s artistic home, Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University. WCO has been revered as, “integral to the musical fabric of the city” (The Washington Post) and praised by Opera News for, “performances of the highest order.”
Previous Experience
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
Director, Artistic Administration

2020

National Sawdust’s mission is rooted in music discovery that is open, inclusive, and based in active mentorship of emerging artists, while building new audiences and communities of music devotees. National Sawdust engages artists in an ecosystem of incubation to dissemination, programming groundbreaking new music in our state-of-the-art Williamsburg venue, and developing and touring new, collaborative music-driven projects — the National Sawdust DNA produces and presents world-class artistic work which embraces a wide stylistic approach to music.
Vocal Arts DC
Washington, DC
Manager, External Affairs

2019

Founded as the Vocal Arts Society in 1990 by Dr. Gerald Perman, Vocal Arts DC is regarded as one of the world’s premier presenters of classical voice recitals. It continues to receive glowing reviews and has maintained a loyal and generous subscriber base. Its mission is to present accomplished singers, often in the early stages of their careers, in a full range of repertoire. Since its first season, Vocal Arts DC has tripled its subscriber base, more than doubled its number of recital presentations, and has become a vital force in the cultural life of the Washington, D. C., metropolitan area.
Wolf Trap Opera
Vienna, VA
Coordinator, Company Management, Opera and Classical Programming

2018

Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) is a summer residency program of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, offering emerging professional singers one of the best career development and performing experiences in the nation. Through a rigorous annual audition tour, WTO selects its artists from among the best classical vocalists in the country. Rather than choosing singers based on casting requirements, Wolf Trap Opera identifies the most promising artists, and then selects repertoire that will best showcase their talents.
Washington Concert Opera Executive Director

About Tehvon



Tehvon Fowler-Chapman joined Washington Concert Opera as Executive Director in August 2020. Prior positions include Manager of External Affairs at Vocal Arts DC, Director of Artistic Administration at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), and Company Manager for Wolf Trap Opera. A strong advocate for artists, he recently served as part of the Artist Relief Tree, a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting artists financially through the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic effects on the arts. Additionally, he is a member of the inaugural cohort of Sphinx L.E.A.D. (Leaders in Excellence, Arts, and Diversity), a program started by the Sphinx Organization to empower leaders of color in the performing arts. He holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Indiana University and a B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University.

About Washington Concert Opera

Founded in 1986 by Stephen Crout, Washington Concert Opera has shaped the way concert opera is presented in the D.C. area. Washington Concert Opera produces high quality, seldom performed masterpieces of the operatic repertoire in concert form at the company’s artistic home, Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University.