Nashville Symphony taps Steven Brosvik as chief operating officer

Posted on: January 30, 2015

“The Nashville Symphony today named a new chief operating officer, a role left vacant since November,” writes E. J. Boyer in Wednesday’s (1/28) Nashville Business Journal. “The symphony has tapped 20-year orchestra management veteran and trained pianist Steven Brosvik to fill the role. His hiring follows the November departure of longtime COO Mark Blakeman, who left to become CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.… ‘Steve Brosvik has proven himself to be a capable and dynamic leader at every step of his career, and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome him to Nashville,’ said Alan D. Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO.… Brosvik grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., and studied piano performance and Dalcroze pedagogy with Robert Abramson in New York before receiving a degree in Music Business from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Upon completion of his degree, [Brosvik] was awarded a position in the 1994-1995 class of Management Fellows with the League of American Orchestras.” Prior to Houston he held posts with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Baltimore and San Antonio symphony orchestras, and “spent 10 years in customer service and operations for Northwest Airlines in both Minneapolis and New York.” 

Posted January 30, 2015