Santa Barbara Symphony Welcomes Director of Education and Community Engagement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2018
Kevin Marvin, Executive Director
Santa Barbara, CA—The Symphony has filled a key position that links The Symphony’s work and community value to the greater Santa Barbara area. This position provides the oversight and administration of the Music Education Center, including Music Van, Concerts for Young People, elementary school programs, Junior Ensemble, and Youth Symphony.
Loribeth Gregory-Beck is the new Director of Education and Community Engagement, a role she for which she is well suited because of her extensive background both creating and leading music education programs, most recently for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. While at the LA Phil, Loribeth was responsible for leading the Young Composer Programs, including concert & recording production, marketing & communications, program design, assessment, and internal systems development. She managed curriculum, marketing, and front of house for Symphonies for Youth.
“I am thrilled to introduce her to the Santa Barbara community,” said Kevin Marvin, Executive Director. “Loribeth will collaborate with local arts and music organizations, schools, performers, and facilities to enhance the Santa Barbara Symphony’s standing in the community as a leader in music education. We are so excited to have such a qualified individual to lead this department.
Loribeth has a Master of Arts degree in Music with a Concentration in Ethnomusicology from University of California at Riverside, where she was also a graduate instructor and guest lecturer. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Concentration in Music Composition and Violin Performance and a minor in Anthropology from Webster University. She graduated magna cum laude.
The Santa Barbara Symphony was founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs, the organization prizes both innovation and artistic excellence, and is widely recognized as one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 10,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006. For additional information, visit www.thesymphony.org.