Musical America names 30 arts “movers and shapers” for 2017

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Musical America, the publisher of Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts and the news website, has released the new edition of The MA 30 Professionals of the Year: Movers & Shapers. The report profiles 30 professionals who are “redefining and driving the performing arts towards a future shaped by their vision.” Among the 30 are Douglas Beck, director of artist training programs, Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall; Sarah Burman, director of operations and education, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra; Elena Dubinets, vice president of artistic planning, Seattle Symphony; Noreen Green, artistic director and conductor, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony; Neeta Helms, founder and president, Classical Movements, which specializes in tours for orchestras and choirs; Jim Hirsch, chief executive officer, Chicago Sinfonietta; Peter Jarvis, salesman, Reuning & Son Violins, faculty member, New England Conservatory Prep.; Alex Laing, principal clarinet of the Phoenix Symphony and founder of The Leading Tone, a nonprofit afterschool project; and Eugene Rogers, associate director of choirs and associate professor of conducting, University of Michigan.

Posted December 7, 2017

Pictured: Alex Laing, Phoenix Symphony principal clarinet and founder of The Leading Tone afterschool project