Chief Advancement Officer
Florida Grand Opera stands in solidarity with all who speak out against discriminatory injustice and is committed to fostering equity in the operatic art form. We are dedicated to building, nurturing, and sustaining a company that reflects, celebrates, and serves the diverse communities of both Broward and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida.
We will continue to pave the way and give voices to the people within the Black, Latin, Asian, LGBTQ+ and all marginalized communities, to fight for their right to be a leading presence within the operatic art form. The arts are meant to unite and heal, not divide.
Mr. Kendall has spent his entire career as a performer, teacher and administrator in the performing arts. He received his B.A. in Music from John Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Kendall has performed recitals throughout the United States and in 1979 he was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Music Fellowship grant, in 1980 won the American Symphony Orchestra League’s coveted Orchestra Management Fellowship, in 2010 awarded a National Endowment for Arts Chamber Music grant and he is the founder of the American Zeitgeist Chamber Ensemble.
Mr. Kendall was an instructor of Flute performance and Ethnomusicology at Grinnell College, Franconia College, and Dickinson College, has served as Production Assistant for the National Symphony Orchestra, Administrative Assistant to Lena Horne in “Lady and Her Music,” General Manager for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, President, CEO for the Texas Institute for Arts in Education (TIAE), President and CEO for the Friends of WLRN and is presently Chief Advancement Officer for Florida Grand Opera.