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May 6, 2014

Helen and John Meyer flank Karen Ames at the launch event for last year's Stephanie Blythe recording

Ames-Meyer Musical Troth

One of the Bay Area's most prominent and respected music publicists, Karen Ames, is closing up shop on her PR company to spend full time with Meyer Sound as its first Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Before she formed her company, Ames occupied top communication positions at the San Francisco Opera and Symphony, and Houston Grand Opera. Her clients included Cal Performances, San Francisco International Film Festival, Green Music Center, and many others. Of her new appointment, she said:

Throughout my many years in the music industry, I have been fortunate to work with artists determined to enrich the lives of audiences. Meyer Sound's founders and engineers share that same goal. They understand what those onstage and in the audience need and want in terms of sound that communicates. They believe that, in the world of sound and sound reinforcement, everything is possible. And they have the genius, drive, and sense of adventure to achieve their ideal. I am privileged to become part of this legendary company.

Masterworks Chorale Executive Director Sought

Masterworks Chorale is hiring an executive director, "who will play a critical role in our 51st season, and beyond." He or she will reports to the Board of Directors, "ensures that the organization achieves its mission and meets its financial objectives ... responsible for aspects of season planning, fundraising, finance, marketing, outreach, administrative functions, and personnel management."

The executive director job description is available on the organization's website. Apply by mailing cover letter and PDF resume to [email protected] by June 15; send all inquiries by email. Principals only.

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