Austin Stewart is an arts administrator, cultural innovator, musicologist, and singer. From 2015-2017, he served as Audience Engagement Coordinator at Michigan Opera Theatre where he oversees community engagement programs for adult and college-aged audiences, Opera Clubs, the volunteer Ambassadors program, and consults on content and messaging to partner organizations throughout Metro Detroit. Austin received his PhD in historical musicology from the University of Michigan. His research interests include opera and civic identity, the American West, artistic citizenship, and nineteenth-century opera. He now lives in Newton, MA.