Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras has announced the appointment of SUSAN LAPE as executive director, effective in March 2017. BRIAN BAXTER has been promoted from director of operations to the newly created post of chief operating officer. Since 2012 Lape has been executive director of the Lake Forest (Ill.) Symphony, and she has held posts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Opera, and Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts. A graduate of Stanford University with a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Oxford, she is a current participant in the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program. In 2014 she was named Executive Director of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.
Posted January 13, 2017