Connie Mayer, Storyteller

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CONNIE MAYER, Head, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

One performance that moved me? How to begin? Music, theatre and dance have always played a major role in my life. When I was growing up, I sang, danced, acted in plays and played a variety of musical instruments, often choosing those activities over completing my math homework. In spite of the dire predictions of my math teacher, I’ve been fortunate to have a happy life working in the performing arts as a music teacher, scholar and performing arts librarian.

I have the privilege of leading a group of talented, creative, and energetic librarians and curators who are committed to providing the best possible library resources and services to our diverse clientele — faculty, students and patrons of the performing arts in the state of Maryland.

As head of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, I have the privilege of leading a group of talented, creative, and energetic librarians and curators who are committed to providing the best possible library resources and services to our diverse clientele — faculty, students and patrons of the performing arts in the state of Maryland. We reside within the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and are an integral part of the lives of our young artist/students. We also have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of performances in this beautiful facility.

So, which performance moved me? The last one I attended. Or perhaps the next one…