Alexander Brose, the former executive director and CEO of the Tianjin Juilliard School, has been appointed the next president and CEO of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. He will succeed current Royal Conservatory President and CEO Peter Simon upon Simon’s retirement on August 31, 2024. As the inaugural leader of the Tianjin Juilliard School, Brose established the program in China, fostered artistic excellence in the Juilliard tradition, oversaw construction of the campus, hired faculty and staff, and developed public education programs. Prior to Tianjin Juilliard, Brose was vice president for development at the Aspen Music Festival and School; before that, he spent a decade in senior management at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Brose was born in the U.S. and raised in South Korea and Hong Kong. He received a BA in Asian Studies, with a concentration in China, from Cornell University. As a vocalist, he has performed in concert venues internationally. The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest music education institutions in the world, with three schools: the Glenn Gould School, Taylor Academy, and Oscar Peterson School of Music.