MARIN ALSOP has been named inaugural music director of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute and Festival.

Ohio’s Firelands Symphony Orchestra has named TRICIA APPLEGATE executive director.

ANKUSH KUMAR BAHL has been selected as music director of the Omaha Symphony.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has named ELISE BRUNELLE executive director.

The Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestras (formerly the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony) has appointed LOGAN CAMPBELL conductor; Campbell has also been named assistant conductor of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has hired director/designer JAMES DARRAH as creative director of digital content. DERRICK SPIVA JR., the orchestra’s artist-educator/composer, has been promoted to artistic advisor.

New Music USA has named composer REENA ESMAIL and business executive JOE WALKER as co-chairs of its board of directors.

Crossover musician and vocalist RHIANNON GIDDENS has been appointed artistic director of Silkroad, the performance, education, and social-justice organization founded by Yo-Yo Ma.

STEPHANIE GRIFFIN, principal viola of New Jersey’s Princeton Symphony Orchestra, has been named executive director of Associated Chamber Music Players.

California’s Ojai Music Festival has named ARA ­GUZELIMIAN as artistic and executive director, adding the executive director responsibilities to his previously announced appointment as artistic director. In addition, GINA GUTIERREZ will become the festival’s managing director.

SCOTT HARRISON has been selected as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s interim executive director and senior strategic facilitator.

JEFFREY P. HAYDON has been named president and CEO of the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

PETER HUSSELL has been selected as chief development officer at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The Kansas City Symphony in Missouri has appointed JOSH JONES as principal percussion.

EMMA KAIL has been named executive director of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming.

The Louisville Orchestra in Kentucky has appointed LEE KIRKWOOD chair of its board of directors.

RICHARD LONSDORF has been named interim executive director of New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco.

Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has appointed GUY McINTOSH executive director.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas has named D. RILEY NICHOLSON executive director.

KRISTINE PACHECO-BERNT has been named director of music education at California’s Santa Barbara Symphony.

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Illinois has named MATTHEW SHEPPARD as education conductor. Sheppard will retain his post as artistic director of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra.

CECE SMITH has been elected chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association.

The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra has named DANA STONE as executive director.

KAREN STURGES has selected as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s chief financial officer.

The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale in Texas has appointed ETHAN WILLS interim executive director.

EDWARD YIM has stepped down as president and CEO of the American Composers Orchestra to become chief content officer of WQXR, New York Public Radio’s classical music station.