Boston’s New England Conservatory has announced the appointment of RACHEL ROBERTS as director of entrepreneurial musicianship, effective September 21. In this newly created position she will oversee the creation of a program designed to integrate professional and personal skills development into the musical training of students. A native of Iowa, Roberts is currently director of strategic planning engagement at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Prior to Atlanta she served as artistic and production assistant at the Houston Symphony. A member of the 2006 class of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program (when she was known as Rachel Hermanson), she trained in flute at Eastman School of Music. While earning her performance degree she also completed Eastman’s Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program as well as performing and presenting education programs extensively with a woodwind quintet.
Rachel Roberts photo by A. Siddique
Posted September 4, 2009