David DePeters named next CEO of Colorado’s National Repertory Orchestra

Posted on: November 22, 2016

“The National Repertory Orchestra, an eight-week summer program for emerging professional musicians based in Breckenbridge, CO, has a new CEO in David DePeters,” writes Nicholas Beard in Tuesday’s (11/22) Musicalamerica.com (subscription required). “He succeeds Doug Adams, former CEO of the Dallas Symphony, who exits after five years at the NRO. DePeters is a noted percussionist, at one time with the Baltimore Symphony, and the executive director of the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, TN, a position he’ll maintain while serving in the NRO job. DePeters plays on tour with both the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, where his wife, Elizabeth Hainen, is principal harp. The NRO was founded in 1960 as the Blue Jeans Symphony in Estes Park, CO, with the idea to bridge the gap between conservatory graduate and professional musician. It maintains the same mission today, and many of its participants attend on fellowship. According to its website, it has had nine, now ten, executive directors, served over 4,000 musicians, many now in full-time orchestra jobs, and two music directors, the current one being Carl Topilow, with the NRO for 36 years.”

Posted November 22, 2016