The East Texas Symphony Orchestra (Tyler, Tex.) has appointed VANESSA GARDNER executive director, effective January 23. Most recently assistant director of the Office of External Events and Conference Housing at Boston’s Northeastern University, Gardner has served as general manager of the Lexington (Mass.) Symphony; as events manager for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and as program coordinator for the Northeast Center for the Arts and the Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar. She has also worked as a freelance horn player.

Posted January 20, 2017