Paducah Symphony Orchestra hires Executive Director
PADUCAH – Local orchestra musicians and their conductor will soon be taking their cues from a new Executive Director.
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has hired Daniel Sene as its new executive director. “We are very pleased to bring Daniel to Paducah to guide the PSO and to join others in continuing a vibrant and active arts community,” said John Williams, Jr., President of the orchestra. “The executive director is our day-to-day CEO. We have worked hard to identify an individual who will partner with Maestro Ponti and fit well with everyone it takes to put great music on the stage, and extend that music to youth in our education programs.”
Sene comes to the PSO having served as the executive director of the Idaho Falls Symphony since 2007. During the period of his leadership the IFS experienced substantial growth in individual and corporate contributions, and attendance at subscription series concerts tripled.
He also organized the effective transition of the organization from a volunteer community orchestra to a fully paid per-service orchestra, and managed the organization's two-year search for a new Music Director. Sene previously spent ten years in the newspaper publishing field, serving as part of the senior management team at Community Newspapers, as well as several positions at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon.
A native of Portland, Sene studied piano performance at Pacific University, and is a 2010 graduate of the League of American Orchestra's Essentials of Orchestra Management course. His wife, Brenda is Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Idaho Falls. They have a daughter, Sarah, and three sons, Sean, Jared, and Cameron.
"The PSO is a solid organization with a talented new music director and an impressively active board. They are certainly poised for tremendous growth, and I am greatly honored to be selected to serve as their executive director."