International Contemporary Ensemble names new executive director

Posted on: July 23, 2018

“The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has named a new executive director whose background reflects the group’s evolution into a broader sphere of influence and activity,” writes Susan Elliott in Friday’s (7/20) Musical America (subscription required). “As of September 1, Rebecca Sigel, former manager of social innovation for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is to succeed current executive director William McDaniel, a pianist and founding member of the group. McDaniel, a former longtime board member, became ICE’s first chief administrator in January 2017, and has now successfully helped it transition from a founder-led, inward-looking organization to its current, multi-project-driven, outward-aimed artistic collaborative. Sigel, whose background includes being a business planning consultant for the National Park Service, holds a B.A. in music from Brown University and a master’s in public policy from the Goldman School UC Berkeley, where her thesis focused on Racial Equity in Artistic Compensation and Support… She first worked with ICE in the Spring of 2015, when it was in residence with Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA)…. She will work alongside ICE co-artistic directors percussionist Ross Karre and bassoonist Rebekah Heller. McDaniel remains through a transition period, with a planned exit for the end of October.”

Posted July 23, 2018