“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has named Katie McGuinness its next vice president of artistic operations,” writes Scott Cantrell in Monday’s (5/24) Dallas Morning News. “Although a largely behind-the-scenes position, it’s one of the organization’s most important ones. She will work with music director Fabio Luisi and principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik in planning both classical and pops programming and coordinating guest conductors and soloists. She’ll also supervise the education department. McGuinness will start with the beginning of the 2021-22 concert season. She succeeds Peter Czornyj, who’s stepping down after seven years in the job…. Currently director of artistic planning at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, McGuinness previously worked in artistic administration at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. An Irish native and pianist by background, McGuinness is a graduate of Dublin City University. She also holds a master of music degree and performance diploma from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. During doctoral performance studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, she [spent] two summers in administrative roles at the Aspen Music Festival and School. She subsequently worked for a time for HarrisonParrott artist management in London.”