Four new Diversity Fellows have been named at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. They are double bassist CAMELLIA AFTAHI and violinists YAN IZQUIERDO, ARMAN NASRINPAY, and ALEXIS SHAMBLEY.
EMILY BARNHILL is the new senior director of development at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
ALICIA BENOIST is the new vice president of development at the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City.
Vermont’s Marlboro Music School and Festival has named pianist and educator JONATHAN BISS co-artistic director with Mitsuko Uchida, Marlboro’s current artistic director.
DANIEL BLACK is the Florida Orchestra’s new assistant conductor.
The Omaha Symphony in Nebraska has named JENNIFER BOOMGAARDEN president and CEO. At the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, where Boomgaarden was previously executive director,
DAVID HYSLOP is serving as interim executive director.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, based in Scranton, has named MÉLISSE BRUNET interim music director and conductor, effective with the 2018-19 season.
DARKO BUTORAC is the new music director of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina.
DAVID CHAMBERS has been named the San Francisco Symphony’s chief revenue and advancement officer.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania has appointed MAUREEN CONLON-GUTIERREZ concertmaster.
The Buffalo Philharmonic has appointed TODD CRAVEN assistant conductor.
KIMBERLY DIMOND is the new executive director of Indiana’s Carmel Symphony Orchestra.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has named JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ artistic director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras.
Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra has named LESLIE B. DUNNER conductor.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has hired SUE ELLIOTT to the new position of director of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, set to open in 2019.
TODD ELLISON will become music director and principal conductor of the Philly Pops in July 2019.
GONZALO FARIAS is the new assistant conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
The American Composers Orchestra has named AIDEN FELTKAMP to the newly created role of emerging composers and diversity director.
The Minnesota Orchestra has named AKIKO
FUJIMOTO associate conductor. Fujimoto has served as the orchestra’s assistant conductor since 2017.
Oregon’s Rogue Valley Symphony has appointed JOELLE GRAVES executive director.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has appointed KELLEN GRAY assistant conductor.
The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra has named STACY BAUERLEIN HANDLER director of development and marketing.
The Oakland Symphony in California has appointed MIEKO HATANO executive director.
The Santa Barbara Symphony has named BLAINE INAFUKU director of artistic administration.
North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Symphony has named MARY BETH JOHNSON chief philanthropy and patron engagement officer. J. TRAVIS CREED has been promoted from artistic operations director to general manager.
JACOB JOYCE is the new associate conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
ANDREA KALYN has been named the next president of the Boston-based New England Conservatory, effective in January 2019.
California’s Pacific Symphony has appointed DENNIS KIM concertmaster.
ANDREW KIPE is the new director of concert and ensemble operations for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, based in Madison, has named KYLE KNOX music director of the WYOSO and conductor of the Youth Orchestra.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has appointed PHILIP KOESTER vice president of marketing and communications.
JULIAN KUERTI is the new music director of Michigan’s Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. JUN-CHING LIN has been named the orchestra’s concertmaster.
Florida’s Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has appointed BRIAN LACZKO executive director.
The Naples Philharmonic in Florida has appointed EMERSON MILLAR co-concertmaster, with Glenn Basham.
NICHOLAS R. MOWRY has been appointed principal viola of the Lake Forest Symphony in Illinois.
Virginia’s Richmond Symphony has appointed DANIEL MYSSYK to the new position of assistant conductor. CHIA-HSUAN LIN will remain an additional two years as associate conductor.
ALASDAIR NEALE has been named music director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, effective May 2019.
The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts has named TIANHUI NG music director. GREGORY W. BROWN is serving as interim chorus director.
GIANANDREA NOSEDA, music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., will add the post of general music director at Switzerland’s Zurich Opera beginning in 2021-22.
Indiana’s Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed BRIAN ONDERDONK assistant orchestra conductor and RYAN KNIGHT assistant choral conductor.
GARY A. PADMORE is the New York Philharmonic’s new director of education and community engagement.
ECKART PREU has been named music director of Maine’s Portland Symphony, effective in 2019-20. His final season as music director of Washington’s Spokane Symphony will be 2018-19. He also holds positions as music director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra in California and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
SIMON RIVARD has been named resident conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. EMILIE LEBEL has been appointed to a two-year residency as affiliate composer at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
The University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music has named STANLEY ROMANSTEIN dean.
LEA SLUSHER is the San Diego Symphony’s new vice president for artistic administration and audience development. GERARD McBURNEY joins the orchestra as creative consultant.
The Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival in Maine has named MARC THAYER executive director, following the retirement this summer of Ron Schwizer.
TROY WEBDELL is the new director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestras.
DIANE WITTRY has been named music director of the Garden State Philharmonic in Toms River, New Jersey. She will remain as music director of Pennsylvania’s Allentown Symphony Orchestra.
LISA WONG is the Cleveland Orchestra’s new director of choruses.
RANDY WONG, the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s executive director since 2012, has been promoted to president of the Honolulu-based group.