For the upcoming concert season, the National Repertory Orchestra welcomes Interim Director of Operations and Education Jay Good. Bringing a vast array of experience and expertise, Good has served as Director of Operations at Arizona Musicfest for 13 years, a Scottsdale-based organization that delivers concerts throughout the summer featuring a variety of nationally renowned performers from multiple genres and culminating in a week-long Festival Orchestra directed by conductor Robert Moody, who returns to Breckenridge on Aug. 3 as a guest conductor leading the NRO through a performance highlighted by Sibelius’s riveting Symphony No. 5.

A cellist hailing from Long Beach, Calif., Good is also the Artistic & Operations Director at the GRAMMY Award-winning Phoenix Chorale and filled the roles of General Manager of The Phoenix Symphony as well as Operation Manager at The New York Philharmonic.

 “We are excited to welcome Jay Good to our NRO Summer Music Festival family,” says NRO Chief Executive Officer Dave DePeters. “Jay brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, not only to help run the Festival, but also to teach and mentor our young professional musicians and fellows.”

As the NRO’s Director of Operations and Education for two and a half years, Dan Howard has proved a major asset to the organization. In addition to developing a wonderful rapport with the professional musicians and 80-plus young musical fellows performing with the orchestra every summer, Howard also shepherded the Summit County Music Lesson Scholarship program. This summer, he begins a new role as Executive Director of Oregon’s Newport Symphony Orchestra.

“We wish Dan great fortune and success in his next role as Executive Director of The Newport Symphony,” DePeters says. “We are sorry to see him go, though we are happy and proud of the next step in his life. With Dan, we have seen many successes, not the least of which is the Summit County Music Lesson Scholarship program and their yearend recital at the Summit Historical Society.”

The NRO’s 64th concert season kicks off June 22 with Opening Night featuring renowned guest conductor Leonard Slatkin.