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League of American Orchestras awards Gold Baton to Anne-Marie Soulliere

Mark Volpe presents the Gold Baton to Anne-Marie Soullière. Photo by Nannette Bedway

Mark Volpe presents the Gold Baton to Anne-Marie Soullière. Photo by Nannette Bedway

Anne-Marie Soullière, a member of the Yale School of Music’s Board of Advisors, was awarded the Gold Baton at the League of American Orchestras’ recent conference.

Soullière is the retired president of Fidelity Foundation. Her relationship with the Yale School of Music began in 1970 with a secretarial job and has grown immensely since then: in addition to serving on the Board of Advisors, she is also a member of the Battell Stoeckel Trust, the fundamental source of support of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

The Gold Baton, the League’s highest honor, was presented by Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Volpe cited Soullière’s “lifetime of passionate support for music, enlightened leadership of the Fidelity Foundation, and wise, sympathetic counsel to numerous musical leaders.”

Robert Blocker, dean of the Yale School of Music, said: “Anne-Marie has been and remains a dynamic advocate for music.  We are most  fortunate to have her wisdom and vision as a charter member of our Board of Advisors.” MORE

Published June 25, 2015
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Saturday Seminar Addresses the Future of Symphony Orchestras

Jesse Rosen

In collaboration with YSM’s newly established Career Strategies Office, associate dean Michael Yaffe announced the first Saturday Seminar of the 2011-2012 school year. The seminar will address The Future of Orchestras and will take place Saturday, September 24th from 1:00-2:30pm on the stage of Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall.

The series of Saturday Seminars offers a valuable opportunity for YSM students to connect with leaders in the arts field and discuss the most important issues facing musicians today.

Designed with orchestral students in mind, the session will address The Future of Orchestras. The seminar will be led by Astrid Baumgardner and will feature Jesse Rosen, Anne-Marie Soulliere, and Carolyn Kuan.

Carolyn Kuan

The event is now open for registration. Students can register online by clicking HERE.

Astrid Baumgardner, an attorney and certified professional life coach, is the coordinator of YSM’s Career Strategies Office. Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, made an important speech on “Orchestras at the Crossroads” at this summer’s LAO conference. Anne-Marie Soulliere, a member of the YSM Board of Visitors, is the president of Fidelity Foundations. Carolyn Kuan was recently named music director and conductor for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and has worked with many other orchestras and festivals.

All four guests have spent time thinking about how orchestras can adapt to thrive in our modern world.

With the recent failure and bankruptcy of several important American orchestras, many in the field are exploring new and innovative models to ensure the future success of orchestras. This seminar will be valuable for all students considering orchestral careers after graduation. It  is also an opportunity to make contact with three significant leaders in the field.

Published September 6, 2011
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