Bruce Coppock Named Managing Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency

Bruce Coppock will become the next Managing Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. The announcement was made today by the Orchestra’s Executive Director, Gary Hanson. Mr. Coppock will begin his role with The Cleveland Orchestra on June 27, 2011. He was formerly President and Managing Director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and previously Executive Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

As Managing Director of the Miami Residency, Bruce Coppock will be the executive leader of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency, responsible for all of the Orchestra’s activities in South Florida . The Residency’s Managing Director is a member of the Orchestra’s senior management team and works closely with the Board of the Musical Arts Association of Miami (MAAM), the not-for-profit institution that governs and funds the Miami Residency.

In making the appointment, Gary Hanson said, “Bruce Coppock is the ideal person to lead the Residency. As an admired leader in the orchestra industry, and as an experienced music educator, Bruce will be the catalyst for significant growth in the Orchestra’s community impact. I have great respect for his instincts and integrity, his capacity and energy to get things done, and his love of great music, especially as performed by The Cleveland Orchestra.”

Bruce Coppock will succeed Sandi Macdonald who has been named President and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony. Ms. Macdonald has served in leadership roles at The Cleveland Orchestra since 2003, becoming Miami Residency Director in 2007.

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