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.

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....

 

Administrative: Grand Rapids Symphony

Thursday, 02 May 2019

AARON C. DOTY has been named vice president and general manager of Michigan’s Grand Rapids Symphony. Doty is fourteen-year veteran of Washington National Opera ...

 

Administrative: Aspen Music Festival and School

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Aspen Music Festival and School has named JUSTIN BROWN as vice president and general manager. Brown goes to Aspen from the New York Philharmonic, where he was manager of concert operations....

 

Administrative: Missoula Symphony and Chorale

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

JO MAY SALONEN has been appointed executive director of Montana’s Missoula Symphony Association, the parent organization of the Missoula Symphony and Chorale....

 

Administrative: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 26 April 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed ALLISON BURR-LIVINGSTONE vice president of development, effective June 3, 2019. She will succeed James Kelley. With this appointment, Burr-Livingstone is returning to the Baltimore Symphony, where she previously served...

 

Artistic: Little Orchestra Society

Friday, 26 April 2019

Conductor DAVID ALAN MILLER has been appointed artistic advisor of New York City’s Little Orchestra Society, effective May 1, 2019. He will work with Executive Director Joanne Bernstein-Cohen and the board to continue the orchestra’s mission of producing concerts...

 

Artistic: Houston Symphony

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

YOOSHIN SONG has been appointed concertmaster of the Houston Symphony, beginning in the 2019−20 season....

 

Artistic: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed KATHARINA WINCOR as assistant conductor, effective with the 2019-20 season. She will conduct youth, community, and parks concerts, “DSO on the GO” performances, and other events....

 

Administrative: Hawaii Youth Symphony

Monday, 22 April 2019

JASON CHIN has been appointed general manager for the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Pacific Music Institute this summer....

 

Artistic: Minnesota Orchestra

Monday, 22 April 2019

Bassoonist KAI ROCKE has been named as the Minnesota Orchestra’s Rosemary and David Good Fellow and will begin his two-year appointment with the orchestra in September 2019....

 

Artistic: San Diego Symphony

Friday, 19 April 2019

The San Diego Symphony has announced the appointment of CHRISTOPHER SMITH as principal trumpet and QIANWEN SHEN as associate principal second violin. In addition, AI NIHARA and KENNETH LIAO have joined the violin section, and AMY TAYLOR has been appointed as third flute/piccolo...

 

Artistic: Cleveland Orchestra

Friday, 19 April 2019

NATHANIEL SILBERSCHLAG has been named principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra, effective August 5. He will begin performing with the orchestra during the 2019 Blossom Music Festival and Summers @ Severance concerts. In 2017, at age 19, Silberschlag was appointed...

 

Board: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Effective July 1, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra trustees ANN BOROWIEC and NORMAN SLONAKER will become co-chairs of the orchestra’s board of trustees, succeeding Linda Bowden and David Huber, who will remain on the board....

 

Administrative: Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

SANDRA MADDEN has been appointed executive director of Minnesota’s Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. Madden was previously general manager of the Colorado Symphony Association and executive director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra....

 

Artistic: San Juan Symphony

Monday, 15 April 2019

LAUREN AVERY has been named concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony in Durango, Colorado, starting with the 2019-20 season. After performing Scheherazade with the orchestra in February of 2019, Avery auditioned for the open chair and…

 

Artistic: Nashville Symphony

Monday, 15 April 2019

The Nashville Symphony has promoted two musicians to principal positions: TITUS UNDERWOOD, the orchestra’s acting principal oboe since September 2017, has been named principal oboe; KEVIN BATE, who joined the orchestra in 2015 and…

 

Board: New York Philharmonic

Friday, 12 April 2019

PETER W. MAY and OSCAR L. TANG have been elected co-chairs of the New York Philharmonic’s board of directors. Each will hold the title of co-chair designate until they become co-chairs in September, succeeding…

 

Artistic: Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 12 April 2019

HOLLY MULCAHY has been named concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony in Kansas. In addition, Mulcahy has been appointed the orchestra’s partner for audience engagement. Both positions begin…

 

Administrative: Minnesota Orchestra

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

IVAN WINSHIP has been appointed the Minnesota Orchestra’s vice president of finance and administration....

 

Artistic: Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Violinist GABRIELA PEÑA-KIM has been selected for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Resident Fellows Program....

 

Administrative: Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday, 04 April 2019

Florida’s Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of MARY PALMER and MARK FISCHER as acting co-executive directors....

 

Administrative: Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, 04 April 2019

ERIC MARSHALL has been named executive director of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra....

 

Administrative: New England Conservatory

Thursday, 04 April 2019

MARSHALL HUGHES has been appointed program manager for New England Conservatory’s Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music (BEAM) initiative. BEAM’s mission is to prepare young musicians from underrepresented populations for careers in classical music....

 

Artistic: Philly POPS

Monday, 01 April 2019

TERELL STAFFORD has been appointed artistic director for jazz at the Philly POPS....

 

Artistic: Young Concert Artists

Monday, 01 April 2019

Young Concert Artists has named SAAD HADDAD as its 2019-2021 composer-in-residence; he will be the twelfth composer in the post. Haddad’s orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic scores explore Western and Middle Eastern music....

 

Administrative: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday, 25 March 2019

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in upstate New York has promoted WENDY DIINA from associate director of development to director of special projects and associate director of development....

 

Administrative: Stamford Symphony

Monday, 25 March 2019

JANEY CHOI has been named to the new position of director of community engagement and education at the Stamford Symphony in Connecticut....

 

Artistic: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has appointed ROBERT SPANO principal guest conductor, effective immediately. Longtime Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya announced last May that he will step down at the end of the 2019-20 season....

 

Artistic: Nashville Symphony

Thursday, 14 March 2019

ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ has been named principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony, effective at the start of the symphony’s 2019-20 season. Lopez-Yañez is currently the Nashville Symphony’s assistant conductor....

 

Artistic: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Monday, 11 March 2019

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has expanded the role of General Manager KATE KAMMEYER to include serving as artistic administrator....

 

Artistic: Amarillo Symphony

Monday, 11 March 2019

The Amarillo Symphony in Texas has appointed ANDREW HAY as executive director. Hay most recently served as Amarillo Symphony’s interim executive director ...

 

Artistic: The Kennedy Center

Friday, 08 March 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named MO WILLEMS to the newly created position of education artist-in-residence....

 

Administrative: The Cleveland Orchestra

Friday, 08 March 2019

JANE HARGRAFT will join the Cleveland Orchestra as chief development officer in April 2019.....

 

Administrative: MacArthur Foundation

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

JOHN PALFREY has been named president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, effective September 1....

 

Artistic: recreation-Grosses Orchester Graz

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

MEI-ANN CHEN has been appointed principal guest conductor of recreation-Grosses Orchester Graz, an ensemble formed in 2002 by musicians of Austria’s Graz Symphony Orchestra. Chen’s appointment begins September 2019 ...

 

Administrative: Grant Park Music Festival

Monday, 04 March 2019

The Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago has announced two administrative appointments: MICHAEL ZAJAKOWSKI as marketing manager and KARI SHAFFER as patron services manager. …

 

Administrative: Boulder Philharmonic

Monday, 04 March 2019

Colorado’s Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed SARA PARKINSON director of education and community engagement. Parkinson has served on the staff and faculties of University of Colorado at Boulder, …

 

Administrative: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 01 March 2019

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has appointed JULIE GOETZ as director of communications....

 

Administrative: Young Concert Artists

Friday, 01 March 2019

DANIEL KELLOGG will become the president of Young Concert Artists, which identifies and mentors the early careers of young musicians, effective July 1, 2019. He will succeed founder and current director SUSAN WADSWORTH ...

 

Administrative: New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The New York Philharmonic has named GABRYEL SMITH as director, archives and exhibitions, of the Philharmonic Archives....

 

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