Ted DeDee to become CEO of California’s La Jolla Music Center in April

Posted on: March 21, 2019

“The La Jolla (CA) Music Society was able to lure Ted DeDee out of retirement to become its next president and CEO,” writes Nicholas Beard in Monday’s (3/18) Musical America (subscription required). “He starts April 1, just four days before the opening of $82 million Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, LJMS’s new home. DeDee succeeds Kristin Lancino, who resigned suddenly in January of 2018, after two years in the job. Following a seven-month search, Susan Danis, general director and CEO of the Florida Grand Opera, was announced as Lancino’s successor, only to withdraw … several months later…. DeDee certainly has the qualifications to oversee the new facility…. La Jolla reports that its new man has run seven performing arts centers, including the $205 million Overture Center [in Madison, Wisconsin], from 2012-2018, Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, both in Nashville. DeDee has signed a three-year contract with La Jolla.”

Posted March 21, 2019