Scott Showalter will remain CEO of the Oregon Symphony until a successor is appointed.

“The Oregon Symphony’s president and CEO is set to leave his post,” writes Andy Giegerich in Thursday’s (3/23) Portland Business Journal. “Scott Showalter will remain in the group’s leadership role until a successor is found, the Symphony’s board of directors revealed on Wednesday. Once the new leader takes over, Showalter, whose contract expires June 30, will become executive adviser to both the president and the board. He’d filled the position in 2014 and earned notice for expanding ‘the orchestral season and breadth of its education and digital programs,’ according to a board release…. Earlier this month, Showalter spotlighted several recent funding challenges that the Symphony has faced as it, and other groups relying on concert revenue in the teeth of the pandemic, struggles to uncover new revenue sources…. Under Showalter’s guidance, the Symphony has, according to the board, ‘broadened its repertoire to include music from hip hop to video games, premiered classical works that address issues from homelessness to racism, completed a global search for its new music director, led a community celebration of its 125th anniversary, grown wages for musicians and staff and earned multiple Grammy nominations.’ ”