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Quill Appointed Executive Director of New York Youth Symphony

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Aug 30, 2011
New York, NY NYM

New York Youth Symphony has appointed Shauna Quill as the organization’s next executive director, effective September 15, 2011. She will succeed Barry Goldberg, who concludes his distinguished 28-year tenure on August 31st.

Ms. Quill has served as Executive Director of University of Chicago Presents since early 2007. In making the announcement, Lesle J. Garfield, Chair of NYYS said,“The Trustees are delighted that Shauna Quill will join our organization as executive director. She brings us energy and creativity combined with an impressive record of accomplishment at the University of Chicago as well as the Aspen Music Festival and School, Sejong Soloists, and the Great Mountains Music Festival & School in South Korea. We are especially proud that Shauna is an alumna of the New York Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Program.”

Speaking for the Search Committee, NYYS President Slade Mills said “Shauna Quill’s passionate commitment to the development of young artists and her strong track record for building effective partnerships were key factors in the Committee’s decision to invite her to be our next executive director. Her expertise in artistic administration, fundraising, marketing, and community engagement will be of great benefit to our organization.”

Shauna Quill said, “I have great respect and admiration for the New York Youth Symphony. Having been a member of the Chamber Music Program when I was a student in New York, and having also played in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, I know first-hand how transformational a youth symphony experience can be. Working with students is the most important and satisfying work I do because I know it truly makes a difference. I am honored by the confidence the New York Youth Symphony has shown in me and I look forward to working with the trustees, musicians, and staff as their next Executive Director.”

As executive director of University of Chicago Presents, Ms. Quill increased the scope of programming, attracted new audiences, and achieved impressive results in both earned and contributed income. She developed critically acclaimed partnerships with both the university and the community. The Soviet Arts Experience, a 16-month interdisciplinary celebration of artists’ response to the Politburo, involved the participation of 25 Chicago arts organizations. A ten-day interdisciplinary festival dedicated to composer Olivier Messiaen was hailed as brilliant by the Chicago press and named one of the top ten cultural events in Chicago in 2009.

Ms. Quill has a bachelor of fine arts degree in music performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Originally from Garden City, New York, she studied flute at the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division and at Columbia University. She began her career as an artist and publicity manager for Herbert Breslin, Inc. and then joined the staff of the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she was Artistic Administrator. Before moving to Chicago, Ms. Quill was managing director of the International Sejong Soloists and Green Mountain Music Festival in PyeongChang, South Korea. She served as consultant to the La Jolla Music Festival, EuroArts Berlin, and the Orel Foundation, and was project manager for Lincoln Center’s 2007/8 season’s concerts with Midori. Shauna Quill is married to Mark Maupin; they have a three-month old daughter, Sophie.

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