Andrew Brown to head Pasadena Symphony

Large crowd enjoying an outdoor concert

Andrew Brown, one of our early Listers and a proven arts manager, has announced a move from his position at Pacific Chorale to become the new CEO of Pasadena Symphony Association as of November 13, 2023. That organization also has a new board president in Kimberly S. WinicK. Read the full press release and more about both in this Scoop.

Can branding be encapsulated in a font?

This has been on my mind for the last several days, as a recent article by Fast Company seems like an encouraging foray into the business of classical music, but offers an awfully narrow scope of reporting within the piece. Check out Feb 10’s “Can branding save classical music?”, which we first encountered through this … Read more

Org your org with a colorful tech tool

I tripped over Airtable on Facebook the other day, and have been playing around with it to see if it might help small arts organizations do something that for many, seems very mysterious:  making sense of their staff structure.  It is, after all, the start of the new season, and plenty of folks in the … Read more

Rae Macdonald, 1932-2016

It’s been a rough fall, with several members of the vocal community lost.  Sadly, this week we’ve received details about the passing of Rae Macdonald, who served most recently as executive director for Angeles Chorale.  Rae had previously worked as part of the administrative team for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and has been an activate … Read more

LAMC promotes from within for new COO

Andrew Brown is a familiar face to the SoCal singer community, as he was an active singer (and Lister) in the area for several years, but has worked his way up through the administrative ranks at the Los Angeles Master Chorale in more recent years, becoming a valued fixture and member of their administrative team.  … Read more

Finding your fit: Pondering marketing puzzles with Elemental Harmony

Elemental Harmony is vocal trio currently comprised of three of our Listers:  (L to R) Kris Wildman, Ter Lieberstein, and Jacque Mahoney.  They’ve seen significant success in the local community, and their combined creativity and business acumen show potential for continued growth.  With their upcoming ‘Voices of Women‘ concert on 5/25 and the particular idiosyncrasies of … Read more

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