“The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra has named its new executive director,” writes Kelly Urban in Thursday’s (6/20) Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA). “Jessica Satava will take over the position Aug. 1. She will replace interim executive director Patricia Hofscher, who plans to retire. Clyde Thomas, president of the JSO board of trustees, said Satava was chosen unanimously by the search committee…. Satava, who currently resides in Baltimore, is coming to the JSO from her most recent role as concert operations supervisor at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University … In 2018, Satava served as manager of the Aspen Chamber Symphony at the Aspen Music Festival and School, working with international soloists, conductors and principal musicians from top orchestras across the United States and Europe. She holds a master’s degree in voice from the Peabody Institute, a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Bethel University and she earned a certificate in management development from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business…. Satava said she wants to build on the orchestra’s strong position in the region as a leader in classical music, arts education, community engagement and economic growth.” James Blachly is the orchestra’s music director.
Posted June 21, 2019