Kevin Kwan Loucks named CEO of Chamber Music America

Kevin Kwan Loucks (Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

After an extensive national search, Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network of ensemble music professionals, has named Kevin Kwan Loucks (B.Mu. ’04) as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 1, 2021.

Loucks brings over 15 years of national and international music and performing arts expertise to CMA. He is a Juilliard-trained concert pianist, arts entrepreneur, and nonprofit executive. He will work closely with the Board and staff to fulfill the organization’s mission of developing, strengthening, and supporting the ensemble music community.

“As a lifelong chamber musician and arts entrepreneur, I am honored to be leading Chamber Music America into a new chapter of growth and expansion,” said Loucks. “This appointment comes at a critical time for artists, creators, educators, managers, presenters, and organizations that support our vibrant national arts economy, and I look forward to utilizing my skills and experience to create new opportunities for CMA and its membership community.”

Loucks earned a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. He has a strong background in strategy and business development and has implemented a broad range of initiatives to support and empower artists and creators. He is a founding member of the award-winning ensemble Trio Céleste and the co-founder and president of Chamber Music | OC with violinist Iryna Krechkovsky. He championed classical music in the greater Orange County area through a three-tiered approach to performance, education, and community engagement.

CTSA congratulates Loucks!

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Posted Date: 
Monday, September 13, 2021