Administrative: League of American Orchestras

Posted on: April 9, 2014

The League of American Orchestras has announced the appointment of KEN COLE as vice president, learning and leadership development, to succeed POLLY KAHN, who will step down from that post in June after fourteen years at the League. Cole’s responsibilities will include overseeing the League’s National Conference; producing and managing its professional development, artistic, and re-granting programs; and managing an expansive network of peer convenings among staff, trustees, volunteers, and conductors. During a transitional period beginning June 2, he will work at both the League and at the National Guild for Community Arts Education, where he has served as associate director since 2008. He will assume full-time duties at the League on September 2. Prior to joining the National Guild for Community Arts Education as program director in 2004, Cole spent three years as director of advancement at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. He has also served as executive director of GALA Choruses; development director of the Fairfax (Va.) Symphony Orchestra; and development associate at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. For more than a decade he was a professional violist, performing in the Fairfax Symphony from 1987 to 1997 and in the Baton Rouge (La.) Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to 1987. Cole received a bachelor’s degree in viola performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and a master’s in viola performance from Louisiana State University.

Posted April 9, 2014

Ken Cole photo by Preston Cros Photography