Seven new board members, amended bylaws at League of American Orchestras

Posted on: August 4, 2021

Seven new board members have joined the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. The newly elected board members, to serve three-year terms, are: Carmen Amalia Corrales (trustee, incoming board secretary, co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and member of the Executive Committee, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra); Chris Doerr (board member, treasurer, past board chair, Jacksonville Symphony); Afa S. Dworkin (president and artistic director, Sphinx Organization); Gary Ginstling (executive director, National Symphony Orchestra); Lina González-Granados (Solti Conducting Apprentice, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; conducting fellow, the Philadelphia Orchestra); Andrea Kalyn (president, New England Conservatory of Music); and Robert Naparstek (president, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School). Current League Board Member Howard Palefsky (board member and immediate past chair, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) has been elected treasurer.

The League’s bylaws have been amended to ensure that orchestras of all budget sizes now have board representation, and seven ex-officio directors will serve on the League Board in 2021-22: Kathryn Boucher, executive director, Spartanburg Philharmonic; Rosina Cannizzaro, executive director, Vermont Youth Orchestra; Daniel Hart, president and executive director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Rhonda Hunsinger, executive director, South Carolina Philharmonic; Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Jeff vom Saal, executive director, Spokane Symphony; and Julie Meredith, Utah Symphony (League Volunteer Council).

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