Performing Arts

Animado Events welcomes Kirk Troen as the new Director of Business Development.  Animado Events develops and executes real-world learning experiences and programs for students throughout the United States.

About Kirk Troen

Kirk brings a varied and extensive background to his new position. He developed music and art education programs for the White House Millennium Celebration and coordinated national children’s choir performances for the White House.  He served as a member of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center’s Advisory Council and produced the CD Sing America!

Additionally, Troen produced the 2008 Beijing Olympic Orchestra. He created and established music festivals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also served as the National Director of Marine Corps Music and has been recognized by the Secretary of Education for his outstanding work as part of the America Goes Back to School initiative.

Kirk’s Professional Credits

Throughout his career, Kirk Troen has distinguished himself as a leader in the student travel industry. He was elected National President of the Student Youth Travel Association and Chair of the SYTA Youth Foundation. He has served on multiple boards and advisory councils and managed the business development and marketing for a student tour operator.

Animado Events COO Keith Snode is excited to have someone with Troen’s credentials leading the team. “Kirk brings a unique brand of energy and enthusiasm to Animado. He’s creative, competent and very experienced. We’re thrilled he is sharing his talents with us!”

Troen’s professional memberships include the National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Marine Executive Association, Bushido JuJitsu Association, Military Officers Association of America, Student Youth Travel Association and American Bus Association. He has been a national and regional adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician for national conferences and festivals.

About Animado Events

Animado Events is based in Orlando, Florida and offers student-centered programs and events throughout the country. Innovative performing arts, S.T.E.A.M. and homeschool programs are the hallmarks of its work. Visit the Animado Events website to learn more.

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