Whos In

Who’s In informs you of artistic and administrative appointments, changes in board leadership, and notable retirements at orchestras and related organizations. For submission guidelines, visit About The Hub.

Artistic: Eugene Symphony

Monday, 19 August 2019

The Eugene Symphony in Oregon has named JENNY ESTRIN concertmaster, commencing with the 2019-20 season....

 

Artistic: Chandler Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 19 August 2019

Arizona’s Chandler Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of VANJA GJUMAR NIKOLOVSKI as music director, effective with the 2019-20 season....

 

Artistic: Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale in Texas has appointed four musicians: ALEJANDRO GÓMEZ GUILLÉN and SARAH CRANOR, who are married, will share the positions of concertmaster and principal second violin; HAN DEWAN has been named principal viola...

 

Artistic: Cape Youth Orchestra

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The Cape Conservatory in Hyannis, Massachusetts has named MARK MILLER as music director of the Cape Youth Orchestra, beginning in September 2019. The Cape Conservatory and Symphony is the parent organization of the Cape Youth Orchestra and the professional...

 

Artistic: Akron Symphony Chorus

Thursday, 08 August 2019

Ohio’s Akron Symphony Orchestra has named CHRIS ALBANESE as director of the Akron Symphony Chorus and KAREN NÍ BHROIN as assistant director of the chorus.... 

 

Artistic: Seattle Symphony

Thursday, 08 August 2019

The Seattle Symphony has announced four new musician appointments, the first to be made by new Music Director Thomas Dausgaard: EDUARDO RIOS (in photo) as first assistant concertmaster, LUKE FIEWEGER as associate principal bassoon, and WILL LANGLIE-MILETICH as section bass. SYDNEY ADEDAMOLA will join the orchestra for a one-year position in the second violin section....

 

Administrative: Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has announced two appointments: BRUCE ROBINSON to the newly created position of vice president of patron loyalty, and GLENN PARIS as vice president of development....

 

Artistic: Naples Philharmonic

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

RADU PAPONIU has been promoted from assistant to associate conductor of Florida’s Naples Philharmonic....

 

Artistic and Administrative: Mobile Symphony

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

The Mobile Symphony in Alabama has announced two appointments: IVÁN DEL PRADO (in photo) as music director of the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra, and DANIELA PARDO as education director of the Mobile Symphony....

 

Artistic: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 26 July 2019

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 are the first two participants…

 

Artistic: Nashville Symphony

Friday, 26 July 2019

The Nashville Symphony has appointed NATHAN ASPINALL to the post of assistant conductor, effective at the start of the 2019/20 season. Aspinall will lead the orchestra in music education programs as well as select movie and family…

 

Board: New York Youth Symphony

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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

 

Administrative: Seattle Symphony

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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

 

Administrative: Boosey & Hawkes

Friday, 19 July 2019

Boosey & Hawkes, the classical-music publishing company, has appointed ELIZABETH BLAUFOX to the position of director of promotion. Working with Carol Ann Cheung, director of marketing and public relations, …

 

Administrative: Seattle Symphony

Friday, 19 July 2019

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 the Inghilleri Consulting Group. ICG, which is…

 

Artistic: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has appointed two staff conductors: FRANÇOIS LÓPEZ-FERRER as assistant conductor for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival, and WILBUR LIN as assistant conductor for the Cincinnati Pops and conductor for the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic....

 

Artistic: Knox-Galesburg Symphony

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

VLAD VIZIREANU has been appointed music director of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony in Galesburg, Illinois....

 

Administrative: Richmond Symphony

Friday, 12 July 2019

Virginia’s Richmond Symphony has announced two appointments: JENNIFER ARNOLD as director of artistic planning and orchestral operations and WALTER BITNER as director of education and community engagement. …

 

Artistic: San Juan Symphony

Friday, 12 July 2019

The San Juan Symphony, based in Durango, Colorado, has appointed SAYRA SIVERSON music director of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra. Siverson will retain her current post as artistic director of the Albuquerque Youth…

 

Artistic: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has named ELENA DUBINETS to the newly created position of chief artistic officer, effective in August 2019....

 

Administrative: The Juilliard School

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

ROSALIE CONTRERAS has been appointed vice president of public affairs at the Juilliard School in New York City, effective July 8, 2019. Contreras goes to Juilliard from the Seattle Symphony ...

 

Administrative: Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 08 July 2019

STEPHANIE ROSENBAUM has been appointed executive director of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota....

 

Administrative: Cleveland Institute of Music

Monday, 08 July 2019

JOHNNIA STIGALL has joined the Cleveland Institute of Music as manager of the Young Artist, Musical Pathway Fellowship, and Pre-College programs for the Preparatory and Continuing Education division. Stigall goes to CIM from the Sphinx Organization ...

 

Artistic: Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Maryland’s Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has appointed three musicians, effective with the start of the 2019-20 season: JAKE FEWX as principal tuba, JOSH COTE as principal French horn, and SHANE ILER as associate principal French horn....

 

Artistic: Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

KEN-DAVID MASUR has been appointed principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Masur was named music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra earlier this season, and will add his new role at the Civic Orchestra of Chicago with the beginning of the 2019-20 season....

 

Administrative: Curtis Institute of Music

Friday, 28 June 2019

Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music has appointed CHRISTOPHER MOSSEY as vice president for institutional advancement, overseeing the school’s integrated development, marketing, and communications functions beginning on…

 

Artistic: Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 28 June 2019

JUAN FELIPE MOLANO has been appointed music director of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. Since 2014, Molano has served as conductor of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), a program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for young people in…

 

Artistic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 24 June 2019

DAVID COOPER has been named principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective July 8, 2019....

 

Administrative: Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts

Monday, 24 June 2019

New Jersey’s Wharton Institute for the Performing arts has appointed PETER H. GISTELINCK executive director, effective July 1, 2019. Located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Paterson, New Jersey, Wharton is a non-profit performing-arts education center and the parent organization of the New Jersey Youth Symphony....

 

Artistic: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Five musicians have been selected by the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for the next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows....

 

Administrative: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has appointed JONATHAN KALEDIN as vice president of development. Kaledin was most recently president and CEO of Cape Arts and Entertainment in Hyannis, Massachusetts, home of the Cape Symphony and Cape Conservatory....

 

Administrative: Festival Mozaic

Friday, 14 June 2019

LLOYD TANNER has been appointed executive director of Festival Mozaic, the classical music festival in San Luis Obispo County, California....

 

Artistic: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota has named CASSIE PILGRIM principal oboe, effective with the beginning of the 2019-20 season....

 

Artistic: National Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. has announced two musician retirements at the end of the current season, and three appointments....

 

Artistic: Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

KALENA BOVELL has been named assistant conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra....

 

Administrative: Orlando Philharmonic

Thursday, 06 June 2019

Florida’s Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has named DAVID HYSLOP interim executive director. Hyslop goes to the Orlando Philharmonic with a 54-year career in arts management that includes chief executive officer for…

 

Artistic: Deer Valley Music Festival

Thursday, 06 June 2019

The Utah Symphony has appointed CONNER GRAY COVINGTON as principal conductor of its Deer Valley Music Festival for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He is scheduled to conduct nine concerts in the 2019…

 

Administrative: New England Conservatory

Tuesday, 04 June 2019

New England Conservatory, based in Boston, has appointed ELIZABETH DIONNE as vice president for finance and MICHAEL SARRA as vice president for communications....

 

Artistic: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 04 June 2019

NAOMI WOO has been named assistant conductor at Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, effective with the start of the 2019-20 season. The 29-year-old Canadian is a conductor, pianist, and musicologist ...

 

Board: Curtis Institute of Music

Friday, 24 May 2019

DEBORAH M. FRETZ has been elected chair of the board of trustees at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, effective June 1, 2019....

 

Artistic: ProMusica Arizona

Friday, 24 May 2019

PATTI GRAETZ has been named artistic director and principal conductor of ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra....

 

Administrative: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 20 May 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed THERESA A. CAMERON as vice president for BSO at Strathmore, effective June 10, 2019....

 

Administrative: The Juilliard School

Monday, 20 May 2019

WESTON SPROTT has been named dean of the Preparatory Division of the Juilliard School in New York City, effective May 15, 2019. He will oversee the school’s Pre-College Program and Music Advancement Program and develop Juilliard’s external collaborations....

 

Board: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, 17 May 2019

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of DWIGHT McGHEE as board president for a two-year term.... 

 

Artistic: Jacksonville Symphony

Friday, 17 May 2019

GONZALO FARIAS has been named associate conductor of Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony....

 

Artistic: Charleston Symphony Youth Strings

Friday, 10 May 2019

The Charleston Symphony has named RYAN SILVESTRI as the conductor for its new education program, Charleston Symphony Youth Strings (CSYS), which will launch in September 2019....

 

Artistic: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 10 May 2019

Flutist SHANTANIQUE MOORE has been appointed to a fellowship with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM). The two-year fellowship ...

 

Board: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 06 May 2019

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan has announced that GEOFFREY BARNES will assume the role of president beginning July 1, 2019....

 

Administrative: Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 06 May 2019

Virginia’s Alexandria Symphony has named GEORGE HANSON executive director....

 

Administrative: Symphoria

Thursday, 02 May 2019

Symphoria, an orchestra based in Syracuse, New York, has hired PAMELA MURCHISON as executive director....

 

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