Laurie Korobkin to succeed Jamie Steinemann at Ohio’s Firelands Symphony

Posted on: March 19, 2015

In the Register (Sandusky, Ohio) on Tuesday (3/17), Tom Jackson reports that Laurie Korobkin has been appointed executive director of Sandusky’s Firelands Symphony Orchestra to succeed Jamie Steinemann, effective June 1. Steinemann, who has served on the League of American Orchestras’ board of directors and is now completing her eighth and final season at the Firelands Symphony, “has agreed to work part time to assist Korobkin over the next year. ‘It’s a hard decision for me to make,’ said Steinemann. ‘My mom is going to be 88. I just want to spend some time with her when I can.’ Steinemann notes proudly that the orchestra, which used to run deficits, has been in the black every year since 2007. The budget has grown from $230,000 to $570,000. Concerts which attracted 50 to 100 people when Steinemann began now draw about 800 people.” Korobkin “has worked in the design industry for more than 30 years, is active in the arts, has been in the real estate market and runs Life Storage LLC, a storage condominium development company in Huron. “I’m thrilled that I’ve been selected,’ said Korobkin…. She said the orchestra serves as a base to regenerate downtown Sandusky.”

Posted March 19, 2015