Artistic: San Diego Symphony

Posted on: June 19, 2018

LEA SLUSHER has been named vice president for artistic administration and audience development at the San Diego Symphony, effective August 1. Slusher had worked at Carnegie Hall since 1994 in various artistic roles, and in 2007 was named director, artistic projects. Most recently, she programmed Carnegie Hall Citywide, which presents more than 30 free concerts per year throughout New York City to underserved arts communities. At Carnegie Hall, Slusher led the concert musical theater productions and collaborated with Weill Music Institute on summer programs that bring young music students together with professional musicians, among them National Youth Orchestra 2 and a new initiative, National Youth Orchestra Jazz. Slusher has a long connection with artist managers, including working for Columbia Artists Management, Inc. from 1991-1994. Slusher has a bachelor of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in viola performance.

Also joining the San Diego Symphony artistic team will be GERARD McBURNEY as creative consultant. He will work on programming and in creating unique content to enhance the concert experience. Based in London, he will also seek to create international partnerships. McBurney will be in residence in San Diego three times a year.

Posted June 19, 2018