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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.

Mark Alpizar appointed music director of Vermont Youth Orchestra Association

The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association has named MARK ALPIZAR to the position of music director, effective July 1, 2020. A Southern California native, Alpizar is a conductor, clarinetist, and...

May 13, 2020

Michael Albaugh appointed executive director of Cape Symphony and Conservatory 

The Cape Symphony and Conservatory in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has named MICHAEL ALBAUGH executive director. Albaugh goes to the Cape Symphony and Conservatory from the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he served...

May 5, 2020

Handel and Haydn Society names Reginald Mobley to new programming consultant position 

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society has appointed REGINALD MOBLEY to the newly created position of programming consultant. Mobley, currently director of the Handel and Haydn Society’s “Every Voice” program...

May 5, 2020

Delaware Symphony names J.C. Barker executive director

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has appointed J.C. BARKER as executive director, effective on May 1. He goes to the DSO from the Mobile Symphony after a tenure of almost...

March 31, 2020

Anna James Miller to ​become executive director of San Luis Obispo Symphony

California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony has named ANNA JAMES MILLER incoming executive director. She will succeed Interim Executive Director Paul Severtson on June 1. Miller is a former professional...

March 31, 2020

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