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MUSIC Chicago Philharmonic announces new Executive Director Terell M. Johnson
2021-06-02

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After a four-month, nationwide search, The Chicago Philharmonic Society's Board-appointed Search Committee has chosen Terell M. Johnson as the new executive director of the Society, effective July 1.

Johnson succeeds previous Executive Director Donna Milanovich.

Johnson received bachelor's and graduate degrees in music performance at the University of Central Florida and Florida State University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. After graduation, he taught clarinet and piano in Chicago, and worked in marketing roles for local organizations including the North Shore Concert Band and Chicago High School for the Arts. In 2015, Johnson joined New World Symphony (NWS) as audience services and marketing manager, and subsequently became business development manager, director of business development and interim director of community engagement.

In 2020, Johnson was honored with a Sphinx LEAD Fellowship, a two-year empowerment program for aspiring leaders of color in the arts.

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of nearly 200 classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area.


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