The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Jonathan Martin as president and CEO. He will begin his duties in early September 2012, with an initial employment contract of five years. David Hyslop, who has served as the DSO’s interim president and CEO since May 2011, will stay on in an advisory capacity as needed to ensure a smooth transition. Martin, a seasoned orchestra executive with two decades of leadership experience, goes to Dallas from the Charlotte (N.C.) Symphony Orchestra, where he has served as president and executive director since May 2008. Prior to heading the Charlotte Symphony Martin spent nine years as general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra, and from 1995 to 1999 served as executive director of the Spokane (Wash.) Symphony. He began his career at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, serving in five different positions over a period of fourteen years. A native of Atlanta, Martin holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University.
Posted July 23, 2012