VMAPA Announces New CEO and Plan for Return of the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2024

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Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) has appointed Dr. Russell Gavin (Russ) as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Gavin brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the organization, and his leadership is poised to guide us towards a vibrant future with focus on organizational stability and member experience.

Dr. Russell Gavin holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, an M.M. in Euphonium Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.Mus. in Education from Auburn University. Dr. Gavin currently assumes the role of Dr. Arthur P. Barnes Director of Bands at Stanford University, a position he has held since May of 2017.

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Posted by on Friday, September 8th, 2023. Filed under Current News, DCI World.