THE SCOOP | The Nationwide Youth Orchestra (NYO) Declares A New CEO

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The Nationwide Youth Orchestra at Koerner Corridor (Picture courtesy of the NYO)

The Nationwide Youth Orchestra (NYO) Canada has introduced the appointment of Christie Grey as its new CEO. Grey will take up the place November 10, 2022.

In spring 2022, the NYO Canada introduced the retirement of Barbara Smith, who had guided the group for 20 years as CEO.

Christie involves the NYO from Sistema Toronto, the place she at the moment serves as Government Director. The non-profit group is devoted to bringing music training to youngsters in under-served communities.

  • She’s served as Government Director of Sistema Toronto since 2016, after an 11-month stint at Managing Director;
  • She held a wide range of positions within the Royal Conservatory of Music, together with Senior Supervisor, Market Improvement, from 2003 to 2009, and 2010 to 2015.


“Christie’s ardour and experience for music training had been evident from our first interview. Whereas we attracted curiosity from throughout the nation, Christie stood out for her dedication to youth, her potential to construct NYO’s fundraising capability, and her monitor document of introducing numerous communities to classical music,” mentioned Kevin Latimer, NYO’s Chair of the Board.

“I’m extremely excited concerning the alternative to steer Canada’s main youth coaching orchestra and look ahead to working with workers, the Board, college students and college to hold out Barbara’s legacy,” mentioned Christie. “I see unimaginable potential to interact under-represented teams within the efficiency and delight of classical music. NYO is nicely positioned to be a frontrunner in inspiring larger range and eradicating limitations.”

“My coronary heart will all the time be with NYO and it’s a real honour to depart the group in Christie’s most succesful palms. I’ll be a eager viewers member for a few years to come back,” says Barbara Smith.

Grey was chosen after a nationwide search course of.


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