California’s Oakland Symphony has appointed MIEKO HATANO executive director, effective June 4, 2018. She replaces Interim Executive Director Cristine Kelly. In her new position, Hatano will oversee the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Oakland Symphony Chorus, and the Oakland Symphony’s MUSE and related youth-music-education programs. She will work closely with Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan. Prior to joining the Oakland Symphony, Hatano served as executive director of Music in the Mountains in Nevada City, California, where she directed a seven-concert choral and orchestral series, a two-week summer festival, youth orchestra, and other education and outreach programming. Previously, she was executive director of Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Augusta, Georgia. Hatano is a 2012 alumna of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management Fellowship at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan.
Posted May 17, 2018