New executive director at Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Posted on: August 16, 2021

“As the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus prepares to open its 38th season this September, the organization announced today that Emma Scherer will come on ​[as] the new executive director and Interim Executive Director Ralph P. Craviso’s tenure comes to an end,” writes Riley Gardner in Friday’s (8/13) Santa Fe Reporter. “Scherer will succeed Daniel M. Crupi, who left to join the Asheville Symphony at the end of the 2020-2021 season…. Scherer is an Illinois native who came of age with a deep love of symphony, opera and classical music. She originally pursued a path in vocal performance but switched gears to music administration and business. Previously, she worked for the Santa Fe Opera managing the executive office and board relations…. Since 2018, Scherer has managed operations at Chicago’s renowned Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago…. Scherer says … ‘My goal is to continue creating and increasing access and ensuring equity through classical music, for all of Santa Fe.’… This upcoming season is slated to return to traditional live shows featuring 140 musicians across 17 concert events—all with COVID-19 safe protocols.”