At Oklahoma’s Enid Symphony Orchestra: newly appointed Executive Director Victoria Moreira, left, and Music Director Douglas Newell.

“For more than a century, Enid Symphony Orchestra has been a staple influence on the musical entertainment and education of the greater portion of Northwest Oklahoma,” writes April Morrow-Pearson in Monday’s (3/12) Enid News (Oklahoma). “In 1983, Douglas Newell became the first full-time music director and executive director who continues to lead the artist venture today…. Newell, after 40 years, is stepping down as ESO executive director, while still maintaining his position as music director…. Newell said, ‘I’m not going anywhere, but we are bringing in a fresh, brilliantly talented leader to help lead the charge. Victoria Moreira has accepted the position of executive director.’ Hailing from the Chicago area, Moreira earned her bachelor’s degree in music performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music…. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in music performance from the University of Oregon. A renowned flutist, Moreira also is a highly regarded teacher … She also is the co-founding member and personnel manager of Achelois Collective—a women-led … artist ensemble dedicated to promoting the music of women of color … ‘We deserve classical music—all of us, regardless of where you come from or who you are,’ Moreira said.”