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A former Brandonite is moving up to take charge of Manitoba Music.
Sean McManus will take over in January as executive director of the not-for-profit industry association, where he has served in a variety of roles off-and-on since 2002.
"This is an exciting time in the music industry and I'm thrilled for this opportunity to lead the fantastic team at Manitoba Music and with our talented and creative membership, help our industry continue to find success" McManus said in a release.
Since 2007, McManus has been working for Manitoba Music in positions that have included program manager and training coordinator.
A graduate of Brandon University School of Music who later got a Masters degree in Toronto, McManus has taught music and theatre to students at all levels, from elementary to undergraduate. He served as a director of both the Brandon Folk Music & Art Festival and the Brandon Jazz Festival, and also played in the band Dust Poets.
"Sean has a wealth of experience in the music industry on both a local and international scale and a long history with our association as an innovative, creative, and strong leader," said Manitoba Music's president, Paul Jordan. "Sean's vision, passion, and experience make him a natural choice to guide Manitoba Music."
McManus replaces Sara Stasiuk, who will step down at the end of December after 13 years with the organization.