Ann Arbor Symphony names Sarah Calderini executive director

Posted on: December 1, 2021

“The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has a new executive director,” writes Britney Snyder in Tuesday’s (11/30) MLive (Michigan). “Sarah Calderini, former director and board chair of the University of Music Society at the University of Michigan, has been picked for the position. She takes over Dec. 10, while current executive director, Tyler Rand, heads to a new job in Houston. Calderini graduated Union College in New York with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also studied at the National Arts Strategies through University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Strategy in Arts and Culture program and the EXCEL program in Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship at UM’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.… Calderini brings experience from a previous career in sales, as well as perspective from the corporate, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit sectors, to the job, symphony officials said in a news release.” Board President Carol Sewell said in a statement, “Sarah has demonstrated a long-term dedication and passion to enrich the arts culture in our community. She has the leadership experience and acumen to guide the continues growth of the A2SO as well as the vision to expand the reach of our orchestra’s culture of artistic excellence.”