Music Academy of the West names Broumas chief artistic officer

Posted on: October 7, 2019

“The Music Academy of the West (MAW) has appointed Jamie Broumas to the newly created position of chief artistic officer,” writes Taylor Grant in Friday’s (10/4) Musical America (subscription required). “Currently director of classical and new music programs at the Kennedy Center, she will assume her new job in January.… Based in Santa Barbara, MAW focuses on training the 21st-century musician. Its signature program is the eight-week summer festival, with some 200 events on the schedule. President and CEO Scott Reed lauded Broumas’s abilities to ‘help strategize and direct the artistic vision that creates career-launching opportunities for our fellows and alumni.’ Her work at the Kennedy Center included a number of attention-getting initiatives: a two-week, multi-genre festival of contemporary culture; a festival of American Orchestras, composer-in-residence program, and an immersive new-music series. Among her many responsibilities in her new position at MAW, Broumas will guide training programs, develop partnerships and community outreach initiatives, and build new revenue streams and audience support. She will also work with contemporary composers to create new commissions. A passionate advocate for new music, Broumas is also a talented jazz vocalist who has performed … with the Grammy-nominated Rare Silk vocal group.”

Posted October 7, 2019