Utah Symphony | Utah Opera has appointed ROBERT NEU as vice president of artistic planning. Neu was previously consultant/senior vice president of artistic planning with the Colorado Symphony from 2014 to 2016; vice president and general manager of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1995 to 2014; and orchestra manager of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1990 to 1995. He holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School and bachelor’s degrees from the Juilliard School and the University of Kansas. Beginning in 2016, Neu pursued a career as a full-time stage director and has earned credits on more than 100 productions, largely in the opera world. At Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, his responsibilities will include programming, commissioning, and recording projects; stewarding relationships with guest artists from the U.S. and abroad; and taking a role in artistic development as part of USUO’s strategic planning. In addition, Neu will be part of the search process for the Utah Symphony’s next music director, after Thierry Fischer steps down at the end of the 2022-23 season.