Music Academy Announces New Chief Artistic Officer

By David Salazar

The Music Academy of the West has announced that Nate Bachhuber will be its Chief Artistic Officer.

He will take up his new post on Feb. 26, 2024, following his work with such organizations as the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Artistic Administrator, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as Vice President of Artistic Planning, and as Artistic Advisor for the St. Lous Symphony Orchestra.

“I am honored to join the Music Academy of the West as its Chief Artistic Officer and thrilled to partner with President & CEO Shauna Quill at the start of a new era for this storied institution,” Bachhuber said in an official press statement issued by the company. “I look forward to collaborating closely with the Music Academy’s exceptional board, administration, and teaching artists to shape an innovative artistic vision that through the growth, creativity, and success of fellows and alums will make an enduring contribution to the world of music. I’m eager to experience Santa Barbara’s vibrant communities and welcome everyone to more fully appreciate the value of music in our lives.”

“We are thrilled to have a creative leader and thoughtful innovator joining our team. Nate’s strategic expertise and artistic vision will further elevate the Music Academy’s career-launching opportunities for our fellows and alums and inspire our community with curated programming,” added Shauna Quill, the Music Academy President and CEO.