Emily Paris-Martin

Emily Paris-Martin

The Bozeman Symphony Board of Directors recently hired an executive director.

Emily Paris-Martin was promoted from within the organization as a former violinist (2002-2015) and after holding previous positions such as orchestra operations manager, director of marketing and orchestra operations, director of communications and director of business operations, according to a news release.

Paris-Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Montana State University and a master’s degree in communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Paris-Martin lives in Bozeman with her husband Charlie Martin, a cellist in the orchestra, and her 4-year-old daughter Iris.

Paris-Martin was recently selected as one of 35 orchestra professionals chosen from across the country to participate in “Essentials of Orchestra Management,” the League of American Orchestras’ premier educational course for developing effective and innovative orchestra administrators. The 10-day seminar at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is the gold standard of orchestra management training, offering a powerful curriculum.

“Essentials of Orchestra Management has a long track record of imparting a large body of knowledge and experience about the orchestra field to the leaders of tomorrow. This year’s curriculum builds on that tradition, taking the best of the past and at the same time opening up the class to a think-tank atmosphere for discussing many of the critical issues of our time,” said Simon Woods, CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic, in a prepared statement.

“Our whole field is in a moment of stepping out to meet the future, and this next generation is critical in that exciting regenerative process.”

Throughout the seminar, Paris-Martin worked directly with a core faculty of orchestra executives, leadership experts, artists and arts activists with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

“This experience had the utmost impact on the work and vision I have for the future of the Bozeman Symphony,” Paris-Martin said in a prepared statement. “From the relationships formed with an outstanding group of professionals from across the country and working directly with executives from today’s most innovative orchestras, it is something I have always wanted while working and living right here in Bozeman.”

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