I am so incredibly excited to be here, finally, in Toronto and at The Royal Conservatory. I cannot wait to get to know the diverse community that supports this historic institution – from teachers, students, staff, donors, and a myriad of other important stakeholders – and to participating in the RCM’s evolution. This coming year for me will be one of listening, of learning what the genome of The Royal Conservatory is, and of starting to understand what has been done so well here for so long. It’s an exciting time and I look forward to the many conversations that will transpire in the months to come. -- Alexander Brose
Mr. Brose’s one-year transition was purposefully designed to enable a comprehensive succession given Dr. Simon’s 33 years in the role of Michael & Sonja Koerner President & CEO. Said Tim Price, Chair of The Royal Conservatory Board, previously: “I am thrilled to welcome Alexander Brose as the next Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory. After an extensive global search, Alexander’s vast experience in music education, collaborative spirit, and commitment to excellence made him the ideal choice to succeed Dr. Peter Simon after 33 years of growth and success.”
Mr. Brose was the inaugural Executive Director and CEO of China’s prestigious Tianjin Juilliard School, The Juilliard School’s first and only branch campus. While there, he fostered a culture of artistic excellence in the Juilliard tradition, oversaw the construction of the school’s landmark campus, identified an entirely new faculty and staff, developed ground-breaking public education programs for children, launched strategic fundraising initiatives, and strengthened ties with peer institutions worldwide. Prior to this, Mr. Brose was Vice President for Development at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, where he helped lead a comprehensive $75-million capital campaign to create a new campus and build robust endowment support. Before that, he spent over a decade in senior management roles at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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