Detroit Symphony VP Paul Hogle named president of Cleveland Institute of Music

Posted on: May 26, 2016

“Paul Hogle, executive vice president of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and a key architect of the organization’s post-strike resurrection, is leaving to become president of the Cleveland Institute of Music,” writes Mark Stryker in the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday (5/25). “Hogle, 51, who studied trombone in college but has worked his entire career in orchestra management, becomes the first nonprofessional musician to lead the prestigious conservatory. Hogle, second in command to [DSO] president Anne Parsons, has helped oversee dramatic gains in annual fundraising (from $12 million to $17 million), overall donors (4,000 to 10,000) and subscription sales (3,000 to 7,000 households). The DSO has balanced its budget for three consecutive years, and Hogle said the current fiscal year … is shaping up to be a banner year for fund-raising, ticket sales and other earned income…Hogle has championed audience engagement initiatives like the [DSO’s] Neighborhood Series.” In the article, Hogle states, “A place like the Cleveland Institute of Music … can be a magical formula to create musicians who are top-of-class on stage, but also effective in the board room and deeply satisfied in the community.” 

Posted May 26, 2016

Paul Hogle photo by Amy Claeys