HELEN EATON has been named executive director of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, effective August 30. Only the sixth executive director in the school’s 102-year history, she succeeds ROBERT CAPANNA. Since 2007 Eaton has been executive director of the Chicago Children’s Choir, which serves nearly 3,000 children in eight Chicago neighborhoods and tours internationally. She served previously as an instructor, and subsequently as associate director of operations and dean of programs, at Chicago’s Merit School of Music. Eaton holds a degree in viola performance from The Juilliard School and a master’s in music history and theory from the University of Chicago. Originally from Washington, D.C., she received her undergraduate degree in French from the University of Pennsylvania.
Posted May 25, 2010