Monterey Symphony executive director moving on

Posted on: June 17, 2010

In Wednesday’s (6/17) Monterey County Herald (California), Barbara Rose Shuler writes, “The Monterey Symphony announced the resignation of its executive director, Joseph Truskot, on Tuesday. Truskot, 59, joined the staff in 1990 during the tenure of music director and conductor Clark Suttle. ‘His departure will be a big loss to the symphony and the community,’ said Barbara Von Gehr, a co-chairwoman of the symphony board with Brenda Murdock. ‘Joe was there for 20 years and did phenomenal things with the symphony,’ said Murdock. ‘It may be time for him to move on, but we’ll miss him.’ The symphony board has put an interim management structure in place, and a search committee has been organized to choose a new executive director. … Truskot guided the organization through the hiring of Suttle’s successor, Kate Tamarkin, the music director between 1999-2004, and Max Bragado-Darman, the symphony’s current music director. Truskot saw the symphony through 20 annual fundraising campaigns for a combined total of $10 million. … Before joining the orchestra, Truskot worked for the American Symphony Orchestra League in Washington, D.C. His publications include ‘Principles of Orchestra Management’ and ‘Orchestra Education Handbook,’ along with articles, manuals and resource materials.”

Posted June 17, 2010