Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New President for Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Tom Kaiden, who served as the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s CEO and acting director since the death of Peggy Amsterdam, has been named president of the organization, GPCA announced today.

New President for Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Tom Kaiden, who served as the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s CEO and acting director since the death of Peggy Amsterdam, has been named president of the organization, GPCA announced today.

Kaiden joined the Cultural Alliance in 200, heading Engage 2020, the alliance’s four-year, $6 million civic engagement initiative "focused on doubling cultural participation in Greater Philadelphia by 2020."

Prior to joining the Alliance, Kaiden was the executive director of the Stowe (Vermont) Area Association, a tourism marketing corporation and chamber of commerce. He holds an MBA from Cornell University, and a BA in economics from the University of Connecticut.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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