Montana’s Billings Symphony Orchestra has named IGNACIO BARRÓN VIELA executive director.
KIMBERLY BREDEMEIER has been named acting executive director of the Evansville Philharmonic in Indiana.
New York City-based classical music station WQXR has appointed JACQUI CHENG to the newly created position of editor-in-chief, music.
Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon has appointed GLORIA CHIEN and SOOVIN KIM as its next artistic directors. They will replace longtime artistic director David Shifrin in 2020.
MICHAEL CHRISTIE has been appointed music director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Thousand Oaks, California.
HARRY CHRISTOPHERS will step down as artistic director of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society in 2021.
COREY COWART is the new executive director of the San Antonio Symphony.
The Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus has named DANIEL CRUPI executive director.
EDO DE WAART will become the San Diego Symphony’s principal guest conductor in the 2019-20 season.
Oregon’s Eugene Symphony has appointed STEPHANIE DOMURAT marketing and communications director, TEGAN DeBOLT development and fundraising manager, and MARY SCARPINATO finance and administrative director.
Composer and conductor TAN DUN will become dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York on July 1, 2019.
RICHARD EGARR will become music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in 2020, replacing longtime leader Nicholas McGegan.
The Minnesota Orchestra has named CAROLYN EGEBERG vice president of advancement.
RYAN FLEUR is the new executive director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he was executive vice president of orchestra advancement and interim president prior to Matías Tarnopolsky’s arrival as president and CEO in 2018.
JEREMY GEFFEN has been named executive and artistic director of Cal Performances, based in Berkeley, California. He served as senior director and artistic adviser at Carnegie Hall from 2007 to 2019.
The Reno Chamber Orchestra’s Nevada Chamber Music Festival has appointed cellist CLIVE GREENSMITH artistic director.
The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina has appointed KEYSHIA TAMAR HAITHCOCK director of development and public relations, succeeding chief operating officer DANIEL CRUPI.
KATHERINE JOHNSON has been named director of media relations and communications at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She was previously the New York Philharmonic’s vice president of communications.
ROGER KALIA has been named associate conductor of California’s Pacific Symphony.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has named ANDREW KIPE interim executive director.
JEFF LEVENSON has been appointed executive
director of the Lexington Symphony in Massachusetts. LAUREN BUSA is the orchestra’s new operations manager.
RYAN LEWIS has beenn named the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s vice president for sales and marketing.
Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra has named LIN MA principal clarinet.
JOHN L. MALCOLM IV has been named to the newly created position of chief technology officer at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
KRIS MARKES is serving as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s interim executive director, following the departure of longtime executive director EDDIE WALKER.
The Louisville Orchestra has named ROBERT MASSEY chief executive officer.
REBECCA MILLER has been appointed chief conductor of Sweden’s Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, effective fall 2019.
The Seattle Symphony has appointed LEE MILLS associate conductor and LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS conducting fellow, effective in September 2019.
TIMOTHY MUFFITT will step down as music director of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2019-20 season, after 20 years in that role.
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland has appointed PAUL NEMETH principal bass.
STEVEN ROSENZWEIG has been named chief financial officer of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Connecticut’s New Haven Symphony Orchestra has appointed violinist and composer DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN as artist-in-residence.
North Carolina’s Youth Orchestras of Charlotte has named CHRISTINE RYDEL executive director and ERNEST PEREIRA music director.
American-Israeli conductor STEVEN SLOANE will become music director of the Jerusalem Symphony in 2020-21.
JENNIFER TEISINGER is the new executive director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
The Houston Symphony has appointed GWEN WATKINS chief marketing officer.
SARAH WEBER has been named executive director of the Association of California Orchestras.
The Juilliard School has appointed ALEXANDRA WHEELER vice president and chief advancement officer.
JULIUS WILLIAMS has been named president of the Conductors Guild, an organization for conductors of symphony, opera, ballet, choral, band, contemporary, and chamber ensembles.