Valerie V. Gay is a performing artist as well as a civic leader and arts administrator. She has developed a unique blend of skills, which allow her to seamlessly interact in arts and business settings.
An accomplished singer, Ms. Gay’s performing repertoire includes singing in operas, solo concert recitals and conducting ensembles in special events across the Philadelphia region as well as nationally and internationally. Ms. Gay is hailed as a soprano whose voice is capable of a wide variety of styles and genres. In 2006, she founded Fortress Arts Academy, which provides experiential access to music, for children and adults, especially those in lower economic areas, and in July 2012, was appointed Executive Director of Art Sanctuary.