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This article was published 27/9/2019 (317 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Starting Oct. 28, Brandon University alumna Tanya Derksen will serve as the vice-president of artistic production for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Philadelphia Orchestra family,” Derksen said in a press release Thursday. “It is a privilege and an honour to be welcomed by this distinguished orchestra and to join the Philadelphia community. I look forward to continuing the legacy of excellence and innovation for audiences here and internationally.”
Before this announcement, Derksen was the executive director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra for five years, where she oversaw operations and worked closely with its music director, musicians of the orchestra and staff.
Derksen will perform a lot of the same duties in her new role down south, being responsible for personnel, production, operations and touring, with an eye toward strategizing and executing creative deployment of the orchestra.
“Tanya is a passionate and dynamic arts leader who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important role within the orchestra,” said Philadelphia Orchestra president and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky. “Under her guidance, we will enhance our presentation of the orchestra at home in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.”
Outside of getting her bachelor of music degree from Brandon University, Derksen received an MBA from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.
She has also served as director of education and outreach for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and held roles with Manitoba Music and the Ruth Cansfield Dance Company.
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