Canton Symphony’s Rachel Hagemeier honored with “Twenty under 40!” award

Posted on: June 3, 2022

“Rachel Hagemeier, Canton Symphony Orchestra manager of education and community engagement, has quite an impressive resume at 24 years old,” writes Kelsey Davis in Wednesday’s (6/1) Repository (OH). Hagemeier was selected for this year’s “Twenty under 40!” awards recognizing twenty Stark County, Ohio leaders under age 40. “Hagemeier has quite the list of professional achievements: creator, producer and co-host of the podcast Orchestrating Change; program developer and manager of Orchestrating Change Leadership Program; designer of 2021-22 Composer Portrait Project; manager of Canton Youth Symphony program …; created a free string instrument training program in partnership with Lighthouse Ministries; reached more than 8,000 students through free virtual educational programming in the 2020-21 season; created new community partnerships between CSO and local businesses and nonprofits…. Hagemeier’s personal achievements include … League of American Orchestras Essentials of Orchestra Management Program [and] a member of the League’s Education and Community Engagement Leadership Committee.” Says Hagemeier, “Innovation and creativity will be needed to keep this art form relevant…. I strive to one day work as a president and CEO of an orchestra and help guide this field to continue the life-changing work it has done for hundreds of years.”