Karen Slack Named Artist in Residence at Babson College

By Francisco Salazar

Karen Slack has been named Artist in Residence at Babson College in Wellesley.

The soprano will appear in a series of workshops, class visits, and speaking engagements with the theme “Who I am Beyond My Voice.”

In a statement, Babson President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said, “Karen is a world-renowned performer, collaborator, curator, and artistic advisor who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit well. We are delighted that she will return to Babson for a multi-day residency. Karen’s commitment to identifying new and creative ways to impact our world is special and is a testament to her inspiring warmth and humanity. Her residency will inspire us as we continue to explore the qualities needed to add value to society.”

The first event of her residency will be a masterclass. Slack also will hold a masterclass for Babson students and will share her insights on preparation and performance skills.

Event Date: March 19, 2024

Slack and Babson Associate Professor of Marketing Anjali S. Bal will host a talk that is free and open to the public, titled “The Entrepreneurial Life of an Artist: Personal Brand and Building a Career.” The conversation will explore the evolution of Slack’s personal brand as a facet of her career, and the importance of artists having an entrepreneurial mindset.

Event Date: March 20, 2024

The soprano will perform a solo recital “Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love and Justice.” Created by Slack in the summer of 2020, the program is rooted in the idea that only with love can there be liberty and justice for all.

Event Date: March 22, 2024