New executive director at Monteux School and Music Festival

Posted on: November 23, 2021

The Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation has named STAN RENARD as executive director of the Monteux School and Music Festival in Hancock, Maine, effective with the 2022 season. An alumnus of the school, Renard is a violinist, violist, arts manager, orchestra conductor, and founder and arranger of the Bohemian Quartet. Renard is currently visiting associate professor and coordinator of arts management and entrepreneurship at the University of Oklahoma, and associate professor of music marketing (on leave of absence) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Connecticut as well as a doctorate in international business from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a member of the Yamaha Master Educator Collective, Music Business & Entrepreneurship Group. The Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation trains aspiring symphony conductors and orchestra musicians through an intensive summer program, the Monteux School and Music Festival. Renard will succeed Marc C. Thayer, who is now CEO of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Illinois.