Category: Who’s In

Artistic and administrative personnel appointments in the orchestra field, plus key changes in orchestra board leadership. For more, visit the About the Hub.

Elgin Youth Symphony artistic director adds new title: education conductor at Elgin Symphony Orchestra

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Illinois has named MATTHEW SHEPPARD as education conductor. Sheppard is currently artistic director of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, a role he will retain....

June 30, 2020

Dallas Symphony Association names Cece Smith as board chair elect

CECE SMITH has been appointed chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association, effective in fall 2021. Smith has served on the DSA Executive Board and Board of Governors since 2004,...

June 30, 2020

New Music USA names Reena Esmail and Joe Walker as board co-chairs

New Music USA, the NYC-based nonprofit that supports the creation and performance of new music, has named composer REENA ESMAIL and business executive JOE WALKER as co-chairs of its...

June 26, 2020

Ara Guzelimian appointed artistic and executive director of Ojai Music Festival

The Ojai Music Festival in Southern California has named ARA GUZELIMIAN as artistic and executive director as of July 1, 2020, adding the executive director responsibilities to his previously...

June 26, 2020

Phoenix Symphony names Kate Francis chief development officer

KATE FRANCIS has been appointed chief development officer at the Phoenix Symphony in Arizona. Francis, who started at the orchestra on June 1, will provide strategic direction and leadership...

June 12, 2020

New board chair at Louisville Orchestra: Lee Kirkwood

The Louisville Orchestra in Kentucky has announced that LEE KIRKWOOD has been named chair of its board of directors, effective on June 1. He succeeds John P. Malloy, whose...

June 12, 2020

New chief development officer at Phoenix Symphony: Kate Francis

The Phoenix Symphony has named KATE FRANCIS as chief development officer, effective June 1, 2020. She will provide strategic direction and leadership for all fundraising initiatives. Francis has held...

May 26, 2020

Tiantian Lan named assistant principal viola at Las Vegas Philharmonic

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has appointed TIANTIAN LAN as assistant principal viola. He also holds the principal viola position with the Berkeley Symphony and Oakland Symphony, and the assistant...

May 26, 2020

Santa Barbara Symphony appoints Kathryn R. Martin as interim CEO and executive director

KATHRYN R. MARTIN has been named interim CEO and executive director at California’s Santa Barbara Symphony. She succeeds Kevin Martin (no relation), who resigned from the position in early...

May 20, 2020

Tyler G. White named composer-in-residence at Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska has appointed TYLER G. WHITE as its inaugural composer-in-residence, to serve from 2019 to 2022. The LSO will perform music written by and recommended...

May 20, 2020