Camerata Pacifica, a chamber music collective renowned for its musical versatility and bold programming that illuminates the limitless scope of the chamber music repertoire, announced the appointment of Ana Papakhian, as the new Executive Director.
By News Desk
Ana Papakhian, a dedicated arts administrator with 27 years of experience in the classical music field, began her tenure with the celebrated chamber ensemble on June 1, 2023.
“I am delighted to welcome Ana Papakhian to Camerata Pacifica,” said Founder and Artistic Director Adrian Spence. “I have admired Ana and her work for more than a decade. She brings deep experience and expertise to the Camerata team, and I’m excited for what we’ll accomplish together!”
It’s with great pride that I join this esteemed artistic organization. I am deeply inspired by Camerata Pacifica’s leadership and artists and their uncompromising commitment to presenting great music and creating community. In this new chapter, we’ll collaborate to take the entire organization to the next level of growth and recognition.”
Most recently, Papakhian served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Santa Barbara’s Music Academy. She was previously Director of Communications for The Cleveland Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She began singing professionally with the New Orleans Opera before launching her administrative career in New York City, where she joined the staff of the Piatigorsky Foundation, and subsequently served as personal assistant to the legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne. Papakhian, an Armenian-American born in Detroit and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An active volunteer, the Santa Barbara resident is Vice President of the Engagement Council for the Interlochen Center for the Arts, her high school and summer camp alma mater, a board member of AWC-SB (Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara) and a member of the Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness Commission.
The Chamber will have a program at The Huntington in San Marino on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.
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