Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble to lose artistic and executive directors

Posted on: July 29, 2013

“The artistic and executive directors of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble will be stepping down after this summer’s season ends,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Friday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Kevin Noe will resign as artistic director after this season’s last concert Aug. 3.… Chris McGlumphy will step down as executive director after Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. He will remain in a managerial role with slightly different responsibilities through next year, from Albuquerque, N.M., where he will move because his wife took a job at the University of New Mexico.… There are no current plans to replace either Mr. Noe or Mr. McGlumphy. The musicians will take on the artistic direction of the ensemble for the 2014 season, including music selection.… In light of the double departures, ‘We’re trying to keep continuity as much as possible through the next year,’ Mr. McGlumphy said… Part of the restructuring decisions may depend on financial factors. … McGlumphy started with PNME in 2008 as director of development and was named executive director in 2011. He has been at PNME during a time of financial difficulties due to the economic crisis. ‘We pretty much cut our budget in half after [the 2008] season.’ ”

Posted July 29, 2013