Cleveland Orchestra’s Executive Director Gary Hanson has announced the appointment of Jennifer Barlament as General Manager of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Mr. Hanson said, “It is a great pleasure to welcome Jennifer Barlament to the staff of The Cleveland Orchestra. She comes to Northeast Ohio with more than 10 years of experience as a highly successful orchestra executive. Jennifer’s strong musical background and record of achievement are among the terrific portfolio of skills and talent she will bring to us.”
Jennifer comes to Cleveland from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra where she served as Executive Director since 2009 where she was responsible for board relations, fundraising, marketing, concert planning and operations, finances, and education, prior to that she was General Manager of the Omaha Symphony from 2002 to 2009.
In 1998 Ms. Barlament participated in the Orchestra Management Fellowship Program of the League of American Orchestras. Following this she was the Director of Special Projects for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra the Concert Manager of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Barlament is the 2013 recipient of the Orchestra League’s Helen M. Thompson Award for extraordinary achievement and commitment in the field of orchestra management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in physics at Emory University where she received numerous prizes in music and academic performance as well as a master’s degree in clarinet performance from the Eastman School of Music where she founded the New Eastman Symphony.
Jennifer Barlament will begin her duties with The Cleveland Orchestra on Monday, September 23. 2013. Previous Cleveland Orchestra General Managers include Gary Ginstling, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Jonathan Martin, President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.