DAVID CHARLES ABELL has been selected as music director of the Philly Pops, effective in July.

California’s Ojai Festival has named its next music directors: JOHN ADAMS in 2021 and AMERICAN MODERN OPERA COMPANY in 2022.

The Cape Symphony and Conservatory in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has named MICHAEL ALBAUGH executive director.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has promoted BSO section cellist OLIVER ALDORT to the position of assistant principal cello. Aldort also becomes principal cello of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association has named MARK ALPIZAR as music director.

MARIN ALSOP has been named chief conductor and curator of the Ravinia Festival, a new position, effective this summer. She will step down as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s music director on August 31, 2021, retaining her post as chief conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in Austria.

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has appointed J.C. BARKER as executive director.

PETER BIGGS has been appointed acting chief executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic has named MÉLISSE BRUNET music director. She had been serving since 2018 as the orchestra’s interim conductor.

KARINA CANELLAKIS has been named the London Philharmonic’s principal guest conductor, effective in September.

North Carolina’s UNC School of the Arts has named BRIAN COLE as chancellor. Cole has served as the institution’s interim chancellor since August 2019.

VIET CUONG has been selected as Young American Composer-in-Residence at the California Symphony, a three-year appointment that begins on August 1, 2020.

TANYA DERKSEN has been hired as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s vice president of artistic production.

From the Top, the long-running National Public Radio program, has appointed PETER DUGAN as permanent host, beginning with the 2020-21 season.

The Phoenix Symphony has named KATE FRANCIS as chief development officer.

California’s Santa Rosa Symphony has named KATHLEEN GEBHARDT as director of finance and administration. KATE MATWYCHUK is the new manager of the orchestra’s Simply Strings and Summer Music Academy programs.

MATTHEW HERREN has been appointed executive director of Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has named EDGAR HERRERA as its executive director and chief development officer.

Montana’s Bozeman Symphony has named NORMAN HUYNH music director.

BLAKE-ANTHONY JOHNSON has been appointed chief executive officer of the Chicago Sinfonietta.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City has selected ALEX JOHNSTON as director of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

ROGER KALIA is the new music director of Indiana’s Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

Composer and conductor ROB KAPILOW has been named an artistic partner of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, a three-year appointment.

The New York City-based International Contemporary Ensemble has appointed JENNIFER KESSLER executive director.

Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony has named STEVEN LIBMAN as president and CEO.

TIANTIAN LAN has been selected as the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s assistant principal viola.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has appointed KEVIN LIN as its next concertmaster, effective at the start of the 2020-21 season.

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra has chosen ERIK MALMQUIST as its new executive director.

KATHRYN R. MARTIN has been named interim CEO and executive director at California’s Santa Barbara Symphony.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has named PATRICIA McDONALD interim CEO, replacing Paul Helfrich, who stepped down to become executive director of Florida’s Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Juilliard School in New York City has named ADAM MEYER as provost, beginning July 1, 2020. ANDREW NORMAN will join the college’s composition faculty, effective fall 2020.

California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony has named ANNA JAMES MILLER as executive director.

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society has appointed REGINALD MOBLEY to the newly created position of programming consultant.

DAVE MOSS is the new executive director of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra.

North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Symphony has named KAREN NÍ BHROIN assistant conductor, effective June 1.

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has named conductor EDWIN OUTWATER as music director.

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra has appointed VALENTINA PELEGGI music director.

DEIRDRE RODDIN has been named director of communications at North Carolina’s Charlotte Symphony.

HUNTER SCOTT SAFRIT, associate executive director of the Salisbury Symphony in North Carolina, has been promoted to the post of executive director.

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, based in New York City, has named JONATHAN SALAMON principal harpsichord/piano.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has promoted GAIL SAMUEL to the position of president of the Hollywood Bowl and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. MARGIE KIM has been named chief advancement officer.

PHILIPPE TONDRE has been appointed principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

LISA RICHARDS TONEY has been named president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).

Boston Symphony Orchestra President and CEO MARK VOLPE plans to retire at the end of February 2021. The following month, BARBARA W. HOSTETTER will succeed Susan W. Paine as board chair.

CHARLES “CHARLIE” WADE has been appointed the Philadelphia Orchestra’s vice president of marketing.

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska has appointed TYLER G. WHITE as its inaugural composer-in-residence, to serve through 2022.

The Minnesota Orchestra has appointed MARGUERITE LYNN WILLIAMS as principal harp.

The Phoenix Symphony has named SUZANNE WILSON as president and chief executive officer.

The Seattle Symphony has selected RAFF WILSON as vice president of artistic planning.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed ROBERTO ZAMBRANO artistic director of its Young Musicians program, which provides free instruments and music instruction to students in Dallas’s southern area.