American Composers Forum Board Chair Anne LeBaron today announced the appointment of Vanessa Rose as ACF’s new President and CEO, effective January 1, 2019. Rose currently serves as Emerging Composers Consultant with the American Composers Orchestra’s EarShot program in partnership with the American Composers Forum, New Music USA, and the League of American Orchestras.
“The American Composers Forum’s commitment to connecting composers and communities and to nurturing the rich ecosystem that supports composers links to my own experiences and passions,” said Rose. “For me, composers offer us valuable insight, create space for us to experience our shared world from diverse perspectives, and catalyze our ideals and creativity. I am honored to be selected to succeed John Nuechterlein and to build on the remarkable programs and achievements he has led over the past fifteen years. Thank you to the Board, staff, community members, and the composers among them for this opportunity to write ACF’s next chapter together.”