Galen Wixson to be Lubbock Symphony’s next president and CEO

Posted on: March 6, 2017

“Galen Wixson has been hired as the new president and CEO of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He will assume his duties on April 1,” writes William Kerns in Thursday’s (3/2) Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas). “Long-time LSO president and CEO Mary Saathoff announced her plans to retire by the end of the 2016-2017 season…. Wixson has more than 20 years of experience as a non-profit professional, having served as executive director of the Guitar Foundation of America, American String Teachers Association, the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock, Ark. He presently resides in Georgetown and serves as executive director of the non-profit Dream Come True Foundation in Austin, which focuses on lifting individuals of high potential out of poverty through mentoring, educational opportunities and community partnerships. Wixson was trained in non-profit administration at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. He earned both his bachelor and master’s degrees in music at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. He performed as a section cellist in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Wichita; North Carolina Symphony Orchestra in Raleigh, N.C.; and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in Fairfax, Virginia. He continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician.”

Posted March 6, 2017