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

Hunter Safrit to become executive director of Salisbury Symphony

HUNTER SCOTT SAFRIT has been promoted from associate executive director of North Carolina’s  Salisbury Symphony to the post of executive director, effective July 1, 2020. He will succeed Executive...

March 18, 2020

International Contemporary Ensemble’s new executive director: Jennifer Kessler

The New York City-based International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has appointed JENNIFER KESSLER executive director. Kessler was most recently executive director of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a music...

March 18, 2020

Oliver Aldort named assistant principal cello at Boston Symphony and principal cello at Boston Pops

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the promotion of OLIVER ALDORT—a BSO section cellist since 2015—to the position of assistant principal cello. In addition, Aldort will become principal cello...

February 28, 2020

California Symphony names Viet Cuong its next composer in residence

VIET CUONG has been selected as Young American Composer-in-Residence at the California Symphony, based in Walnut Creek, California. The three-year appointment runs from August 1, 2020 through July 31,...

February 25, 2020

Santa Rosa Symphony hires Kate Matwychuk as manager for two young-musician programs

California’s Santa Rosa Symphony has appointed KATE MATWYCHUK manager for its Simply Strings and Summer Music Academy programs. Matwychuk earned a master’s degree in education at the University of...

February 21, 2020

Adam Meyer to become provost at Juilliard School

The Juilliard School in New York City has named ADAM MEYER as provost, beginning July 1, 2020. He will succeed Ara Guzelimian, who steps down in July following thirteen...

February 21, 2020

Phoenix Symphony’s new president and chief executive: Suzanne Wilson

The Phoenix Symphony has appointed SUZANNE WILSON as president and chief executive officer. She began her tenure on January 21, 2020, succeeding Jim Ward, who had led the Phoenix...

February 14, 2020

Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra appoints Dave Moss as executive director

DAVE MOSS has been named executive director of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, effective on March 10, 2020. Moss is currently executive director of Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Company, which performs...

February 14, 2020

New principal harp at Minnesota Orchestra: Marguerite Lynn Williams

The Minnesota Orchestra has been appointed MARGUERITE LYNN WILLIAMS as principal harp. She will take on her new role in September 2020, following the retirement of Principal Harp Kathy...

February 10, 2020

Raff Wilson joins Seattle Symphony as vice president of artistic planning

The Seattle Symphony has named RAFF WILSON vice president of artistic planning, effective April 13. Wilson goes to Seattle from the Sydney Symphony, where he was most recently director...

February 10, 2020