Nathan Haltiwanger Joins the Empire Arts Center Team

The Empire Arts Center is excited to announce Nathan Haltiwanger as our new Program Manager.

Nathan Haltiwanger, a native of New York, comes to the Empire Arts Center with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance and a wealth of experience in the performing arts and arts education. “The Empire has been a pillar of art and culture in Grand Forks for the last hundred years.  I am honored to be selected as the new program manager and look forward to continuing to build the Empire’s reputation of excellence in the arts,” he says.  Empire Theatre Company audiences may also recognize Nathan from the February 2019 production of Next to Normal

As the new Program Manager, Nathan will oversee all aspects of the Empire Arts Center’s programming, including the Empire Theatre Company, The 1919 Lounge, the new upcoming film series to be launched in January 2020, and more.  “I’m excited to see Nathan bring his professional experience as a performer to the Empire,” Empire Arts Center Executive Director Emily Montgomery says.  “I’m confident that he will bring new ideas and a hard work ethic that will continue to grow our programming both in scope and excellence.”  Beyond programming, Nathan’s duties will also include box office, development and marketing assistance, and more. 

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