The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed JEFF COUNTS vice president of artistic planning. His background includes senior management posts with the Florida Orchestra and, most recently, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, where he was vice president of artistic operations. Counts, who holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of South Florida, began his career as a public school music teacher. He has also maintained an active schedule as a freelance horn player. He was originally known as Jeff Bram, and along with his brother Chris recently assumed the surname of their stepfather, the man by whom they were raised.

Posted June 2, 2009