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.

Artistic: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony in Texas has appointed ALEX AMSEL and STEPHANIE RHODES RUSSELL as conducting fellows for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Amsel and Rhodes Russell...

July 26, 2019

Administrative: California Symphony

LISA DELL has been appointed executive director of the California Symphony in Walnut Creek, effective November 15. Dell is currently assistant vice president at the Silverman Group,...

November 8, 2019

Administrative: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Michigan’s Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has named TYLER RAND as executive director, effective January 1, 2020. Rand will succeed Mary Steffek Blaske, who will retire from the organization in...

October 3, 2019

Administrative: Seattle Symphony

MARIA KANAKIS YANG has been appointed vice president of development at the Seattle Symphony, effective in August 2019.... 

July 23, 2019

Administrative: Classical Minnesota Public Radio

MELISSA OUSLEY is the new host of Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s live broadcasts of Minnesota Orchestra concerts. She succeeds Classical MPR Managing Director Brian Newhouse ...

November 5, 2019

Artistic: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has announced seven musician appointments starting with the 2019-20 season. DEREK FENSTERMACHER (in photo) has been appointed principal tuba ...

September 24, 2019

Board: New York Youth Symphony

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) has announced the election of WILLIAM A. KAPELL as president of the board of trustees....

July 23, 2019

Administrative: Silkroad

Silkroad, the music nonprofit founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, has appointed KATHY FLETCHER as executive director....

November 5, 2019

Administrative: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

DALE HEDDING has been appointed vice president for development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective December 2, 2019....

September 24, 2019

Administrative: Seattle Symphony

CHARLIE WADE, senior vice president for marketing and business operations at the Seattle Symphony and Benaroya Hall for the past five years, is stepping down to join...

July 19, 2019