The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra has appointed Joyce LaBriola as executive director. She succeeds Laura Kay Swanson, who served in the role for many years. LaBriola has spent over two decades in leadership roles in the sports industry, arts world, and nonprofit sector. At Canada’s Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, she led the development of a holistic patron development program, stewarding the patron collaboratively between departments and cultivating philanthropy across the organization. During her tenure, the Edmonton Symphony rescaled its hall and its subscription model, began online performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, and launched a capital campaign for the completion of the Sir Francis Winspear Centre for Music. In 2009, she founded the Artists for Life Foundation of Alberta, a volunteer-run non-profit organization that advocates for those affected by HIV/AIDS, those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, and marginalized, vulnerable and at-risk populations, while celebrating the philanthropic spirit of the arts. A graduate of Rider University, LaBriola is a professional musician, writing and performing her own work as well as singing with groups such as the Edmonton Opera and the South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy.