Caramoor names new president and CEO

Posted on: March 2, 2021

Caramoor, the music and culture center in Westchester County, NY, “has appointed Edward J. Lewis III as president and CEO,” writes Nicholas Beard in Monday’s (3/1) Musical America (subscription required). “Lewis, a onetime violist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has been vice chancellor for advancement at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) for six years, a position from which he is credited with ‘surpassing all annual and campaign fundraising goals.’ He’ll start at Caramoor in May, succeeding interim CEO Nina Curley. Kathy Schuman remains VP and artistic director…. [Lewis] arrives after Caramoor’s successful capital campaign last year raised more than $40 million, quadrupling its endowment and enabling major investments in the 90-acre estate. Prior to UNCSA, Lewis was senior director of development at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied chamber music with the Guarneri String Quartet. He holds a BM from Northwestern University and an MM from the University of Michigan. Apart from the Dallas Symphony, he has played with Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Sphinx Symphony, and the Toledo Symphony.”