Amy Lam is the Artistic Programmer of the Celebrity Series of Boston. In this capacity, Ms. Lam curates and programs over sixty diverse events each season, ranging from orchestras, chamber music and recitals, to contemporary dance, jazz, pop and world music. Under Ms. Lam’s direction, the programming palette of the Celebrity Series expanded beyond the tradition of presenting the world’s finest classical artists to include a variety of disciplines such as new music, contemporary folk music, speakers, theater and interdisciplinary productions. Ms. Lam’s creative and skillful introduction of new artistic voices and initiatives have led to a steady growth of the organization over the past two decades, and the eclectic mix of events has become the signature brand of the Celebrity Series today.
In addition to her work at the Celebrity Series, Ms. Lam also consults for a wide range of cultural institutions. Recent projects include guest curation for American Dance Platform at the Joyce Theatre, NYC, project management and international relations for New England Conservatory, artistic planning for Milton Academy, strategic planning for Boston University Tanglewood Institute, among others.
Prior to joining the Celebrity Series in 1991, Ms. Lam held positions at Aaron Concert Management in Boston, MidAmerica Productions in New York City, and the Anderson Center for the Arts in Binghamton, NY.
Ms. Lam serves on the board of Association of Performing Arts Professionals. She is also a member of the Artistic Committee for Music Accord, a national consortium of performing arts presenters dedicated to new music commissioning. She was a board member of Dance/USA and served as the organization’s Treasurer. She also served as a director on the boards of Dover Cultural Council, Soldiers Field Park Children’s Center at Harvard Business School, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Massachusetts and Boston Dance Alliance.
Ms. Lam holds an MBA in Arts Administration from Binghamton University of New York, and graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in Music.