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Katherine Drago Luellen

Head of Enrollment & Marketing

Email Icon katie.luellen@neiacademy.org

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BACKGROUND

Katie is a proven leader in enrollment and marketing with an unparalleled ability to understand and meet the needs of prospective students and their families. For a decade, she has worked tirelessly to create partnerships, funding sources, and pathways for students to pursue their passion. She has extensive knowledge of secondary and higher education admission practices, and a vast network of recruitment influencers around the globe. Katie previously served as Executive Dean of Enrollment Management at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Director of Admissions at Boston University School of Music, Director of Recruitment & Enrollment for Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, Assistant Dean of Admission & Student Services for Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Assistant Director of Admission/Music Admission Coordinator for the University of Puget Sound.

Katie knows that students equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset and innovative, can-do attitude through the education provided at NEIA will thrive as they move on to pursue higher education and careers.

An accomplished musician, Katie spent over 10 years performing professionally in opera, concert, and musical theater appearing with the Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, and many more. She performed most recently in the title role of Tobias Picker’s Therese Raquin with Microscopic Opera in Pittsburgh and Mercedes in Carmen with Bay Chamber Concerts.

EDUCATION

B.M. Voice and Musical Theatre, Northwestern University; M.M. Voice Performance, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

WHAT SHE’D WHISPER IN THE EAR OF HER 15-YEAR-OLD SELF

It is ok not to know what happens next.

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