Kevin Kwan Loucks named CEO at Chamber Music America

Posted on: November 3, 2021

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network of ensemble music professionals, has named KEVIN KWAN LOUCKS as chief executive officer. He succeeds Margaret M. Lioi, who is retiring after leading CMA for 21 years. He goes to CMA from California’s Music Academy of the West, where he created the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Residential program to help artists cultivate business skills, and consulted for the organization’s Alumni Enterprise Awards, which support audience development, education, social justice, and technology ventures. He teaches portfolio development, strategic management, and entrepreneurship at the pre-college program of the Orange County-based Chamber Music | OC, and has presented leadership seminars at Boston University, the Juilliard School, Texas Christian University, and UCLA. Loucks was previously the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s director of business development and strategic partnerships. Prior to that, he was director of innovation and program development at Music Academy of the West. As co-founder and president of Chamber Music | OC with violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, Loucks championed classical music in Orange County. Loucks earned a master of music degree from the Juilliard School and a doctor of musical arts from Stony Brook University.