dr.armen shaomian

Dr. Armen Shaomian, Founder and CEO of Armenize, Inc., has extensive background in performing arts, education and project management consulting, most recently as the Programs Manager/Associate Producer for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) and its national YoungArts program.  In his role as their Associate Producer, Dr. Shaomian oversaw their logistics and strategic relations with the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  His further liaison work includes the United States Department of Education and the United States Presidential Scholars program.  His work with the Foundation included cost analysis and contract negotiations, allowing the Foundation to save fiscally while raising the quality of its programming.

Prior to his work with NFAA, Dr. Shaomian was the Managing Director of Cat 5 Music Publishing and Assessment Manager at the Office of Accreditation and Assessment at the University of Miami.  He has also held the position of Musical Director of the critically acclaimed touring company of The Second City theater.

Dr. Shaomian is currently the Vice President of Miami Civic Music Association and most recently served as Chairman on the board of the Green Room Society at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Dr. Shaomian holds Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Accompanying and Chamber Music with cognates in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami.  He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Wayne State University.  His language skills include English, Swedish and Armenian.  He has authored a book on Swedish National Romantic Music and his piano recordings of composer Hugo Alfvén are featured on Vax Records' Vaxholm - Ett Dubbelnöje.  Dr. Shaomian has also served as adjunct faculty at the Frost School of Music's Arts Presenting Program at the University of Miami.

Dr. Shaomian currently serves as Assistant Professor on the faculty of the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina.