Rick Whitaker

​Rick joined the Italian Academy as Theater Manager in 2001. His work has two main parts: overseeing the various aspects of rental events; and planning, promoting, and overseeing an annual season of concerts, recitals, and operas.

His previous positions were in publishing and in the offices of opera companies in Santa Fe and New York.

Rick studied music and philosophy to earn a B.A. from Hunter College and is the author of several books.