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Leadership Series: Howard Herring
Ever dream of running a world class arts intuition? Wonder what it’s like to have the world watching as you innovate in a struggling arts environment? Join us for an evening with Howard Herring, President and CEO of New World Symphony as we discuss his leadership journey and vision for Miami.
Doors at 6pm with the program starting promptly at 7:00pm.
Howard Herring is a native of Oklahoma, a pianist by training, and now President and CEO of the New World
Symphony. After his academic work at Southern Methodist University and Manhattan School of Music, he was
pianist of the Claremont Trio, a winner of the Artists International Competition, and an active musician and
teacher in New York City. In 1986, he became Executive Director of the Caramoor Music Festival. Mr.
Herring led that institution’s development of the Rising Stars program for young instrumentalists, Bel Canto at
Caramoor for young singers, and a curriculum-based arts program integrating music and visual art into K-12
studies. During his 15 year tenure, Caramoor celebrated its 50th anniversary and established its first endowment.
Mr. Herring assumed leadership at the New World Symphony in 2001 with the charge of revitalizing the
institution’s national and international profile and developing a new building designed to explore its unique
experiential curriculum and cutting edge internet work. Under his leadership, the New World Symphony has
been in residence at Carnegie Hall three times, once at the Kennedy Center, and once at the Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In July 2004, New World Symphony embarked on development of a new
campus, a 21st century laboratory for generating new ideas about the way music is taught, presented, and
experienced. Built to exploit the global reach of broadband technology, this facility establishes the New World
Symphony’s experiential curriculum at the crossroads of Western musical thought. Designed by architect Frank
Gehry, the campus encourages new forms of audience engagement and invites exploration of new performance
formats. The building was completed on time and on budget and opened to national and international acclaim
in January 2011.