The Colburn School in Los Angeles has appointed SEL KARDAN president and chief executive officer, effective in September 2009. In this capacity he will oversee both The Colburn School of Performing Arts and The Colburn Conservatory of Music. Kardan has served as president and CEO of The Music Institute of Chicago since 2005. Prior experience includes executive director posts with Baltimore’s Shriver Hall Concert Series and with Heifetz International Music Institute in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He holds a degree in viola performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, has performed extensively as a chamber musician, and has served on the faculties of Peabody Conservatory, Shenandoah University, and the University of Maryland.

Posted July 14, 2009