“The general manager chosen to lead the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra has experience with music and working with youth,” writes Victoria Ortega in Wednesday’s (2/23) KDBC TV (El Paso, TX). “The board of trustees for EPSYO announced Nathan Black’s role Wednesday. … Black, who is from Washington D.C. moved to El Paso in 2010 to attend the University of Texas at El Paso [where] he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance…. Black has been [a] section cellist in the EPSO, the conductor of the EPSYO’s Youth Symphony Ensemble, and the cello instructor at the El Paso Conservatory of Music since 2017. He is also certified public-school teacher at Burges High School. He teaches orchestra and dual-credit music appreciation at El Paso Independent School District. Black produces and hosts 88.5 FM KTEP’s ‘El Paso Symphony Orchestra Broadcast.’ As of 2022, is the resident lecturer of EPSO’s ‘Opening Notes’ series.” Black’s tenure as general manager begins on May 1; he succeeds James Welsch, who stepped down in November 2021. “We will be redesigning the youth orchestras to serve the needs of the students in our region, so that joining our organization becomes the norm for our passionate orchestra and band students, not the exception,” said Black.