A new money chief for San Diego Opera

Watching the money is one of the most essential jobs in any business, and is especially crucial for nonprofits.  San Diego Opera has themselves a new CFO in Jeannie Posner, who comes to the arts from other sectors, but with a proven history of problem-solving and a commitment to transparency — both critical skills for any organization.  … Read more

Jaime Martín named new baton for LA Chamber Orchestra

Just a year and a half after the announcement that Jeffrey Kahane was stepping down, LA Chamber Orchestra has ended their extensive international search and identified their new music chief.  Jaime Martín, the Spanish-born conductor will take the helm starting in 2019, and the buzz is good.  We’ll have more information for you after next Friday’s press event, but … Read more

New executive director for Angeles Chorale

Congratulations to the Angeles Chorale are in order this week, as they recently announced that arts and nonprofit veteran Jeffrey Shapiro will take the helm as top executive for their ensemble organization.  Taking over the role most recently held by the beloved Rae Macdonald, who passed away last year, Shapiro’s experience in a variety of nonprofit … 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

New leadership for LA Children’s Chorus

New chiefs are always a big deal in the arts, for a shift in leadership can open new vistas, close old roads… and often results in both. The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, certainly one of the busiest music ed programs in the country, is in the midst of a massive shift, with founding director Anne Tomlinson retiring  in … Read more

LA DCA’s new performing arts chief is rooting for small orgs

An announcement last week could bode very well for small arts organizations in Los Angeles:  Ben Johnson, formerly from CAP-UCLA.  Johnson is receiving cheers for his stated mission to support small, diverse organizations in particular. The department’s press release follows, adapted for our site from this webpage. [Press release] City of Los Angeles Department of … Read more

Artistic director for LA Children’s Chorus to step down in 2018

[Press release] LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS ANNOUNCES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ANNE TOMLINSON WILL BE NAMED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS AT CONCLUSION OF 2017-18 SEASON, AFTER 22-YEAR TENURE One of World’s Leading Children’s Choir Conductors, Tomlinson Has Had Pivotal Role in Creating LACC’s Instantly Recognizable Bel Canto Sound, Overseeing Its Strategic Expansion, and Raising Choir’s Profile Nationally and … Read more

New provost, a record label & more at San Francisco Conservatory

It’s been a busy week up north, with SFCM‘s president, David Stull, revealing several plans that include a new record label and the fall implementation of a new curriculum structure called “curated clusters” We’ve also received today’s announcement that Kate Sheeran will take over the role of Provost and Dean (while at the same time … Read more

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