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Powers Music School Appoints Farrell as Executive Director

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Jun 12, 2017

The Board of Directors of Powers Music School in Belmont, Massachusetts has announced the appointment of Gavin Farrell as the new executive director, effective in early August. Farrell succeeds Helen Clapp Stevenson, who announced her retirement this past fall.

Farrell previously served as executive director of the Peabody Institute’s Preparatory Division (Baltimore, MD), also a member of the Guild. At the Peabody Institute, Farrell was instrumental in developing Pathways to Peabody, a program funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to support Preparatory attendance of high-achieving, low-income students.

Julie Holland Mortimer, chair of the search committee, said Powers conducted a nationwide search for the new executive director, assisted by the search firm Arts Consulting Group.

Says Mortimer, “Our search committee had the privilege of meeting a remarkably impressive group of candidates. We were very enthusiastic about Gavin, and are thrilled to have him as the new Executive Director. We know that the entire Powers community will benefit enormously from his thoughtful, sincere, and positive leadership.”

“Powers has a thoughtful, creative faculty and staff, and a deeply committed Board of Directors. I'm excited to lead such a talented group of individuals as we work together to strengthen Powers’ ties to the community and build a strong future for the school,” says Farrell.

About Powers Music School

Powers Music School provides the community with access to the highest caliber of music education programs, a nurturing and talented faculty, and outreach programs that foster a lifelong appreciation of music. Powers offers superior instruction and performance opportunities for interested students of all ages, in the belief that everyone has the potential to participate in, enjoy, create, and develop a lasting love of music.

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