American Masters

Filming for this documentary started many years ago (2016) but the director unfortunately passed away unexpectedly (2018) and then it was reimagined by Susan (bringing life back into the project). MTT is responsible for so many careers (and much more) and you can learn all about it here: http://pbs.org/americanmasters “Where…

In Charge: Blake-Anthony Johnson takes lessons learned at Blair to the boardroom in Chicago

In Charge: Blake-Anthony Johnson takes lessons learned at Blair to the boardroom in Chicago Taking over an orchestra in the midst of a global pandemic might seem like a Herculean task. Most classical ensembles, after all, have gone silent due to COVID-19. Overcoming daunting challenges is routine for Blake-Anthony Johnson,…

Chicago Sinfonietta announces new CEO

Chicago Sinfonietta announces new CEO Johnson, most recently the Louisville Orchestra’s director of learning & community, previously has worked with the New World Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and other organizations. An alumnus of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Cleveland State University and the Manhattan School of Music,…

Just Announced! LEADers

Announcing the second cohort of Sphinx LEADers! Sphinx LEAD (Leaders in Excellence, Arts & Diversity) is entering its second year and we are thrilled to announce the incoming cohort of LEADers. BLAKE-ANTHONY JOHNSON Louisville Orchestra Bio Blake-Anthony Johnson is a cellist, arts administrator, and educator based out of Louisville, Kentucky…

Iberacademy-Reflection

Traveling to another country is always an exhilarating experience, however teaching in a foreign environment is invaluable. In my efforts to provide the history and traditions passed on to me from my own teachers from around the world, I was allowed to achieve a higher level of craftsmanship in my…