New World Symphony, the orchestral academy based in Miami Beach, has appointed MAUREEN O’BRIEN senior vice president for development and JT KANE director of visiting faculty and orchestra manager.
O’Brien was most recently director of institutional advancement at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, where she joined the staff in 2009 as manager of individual giving. She was a legislative liaison and board member at Arizona Citizens for the Arts; a business partner for the Arizona School for the Arts; a core team member of Emerging Arts Leaders Phoenix; and co-founder of Classical Revolution PHX. Prior to her time in Phoenix, O’Brien served as director of development for Midori & Friends and held development posts with the New York City-based Orchestra of St. Luke’s and St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.
Kane was formerly artistic operations administrator for Florida’s Artis-Naples, home of the Naples Philharmonic and the Baker Museum. Before that he was popular programming and personnel manager with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. Since 2010 he has held administrative and orchestral management posts at Aspen Music Festival and School. A graduate of the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar, Kane holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in viola performance from the Harid Conservatory (Boca Raton, Fla.) and the University of Miami.
Posted October 27, 2015