Creative Careers Episode 17: Jean Davidson, President & CEO, Los Angeles Master Chorale

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What does it take to become the CEO of a major arts organization?

Just like becoming a successful performer, there is no one path to becoming a CEO. Jean Davidson, the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, joins Kelly to talk about a few of her big breaks early in her career. Her major achievements include helping Yo-Yo Ma run the Silk Road Ensemble in the early 2000s, leading the development of New York Live Arts with Bill T. Jones, and overseeing the rebranding of the LA Master Chorale.

Jean is extremely in-tune with happenings in the performing arts industry and in this episode you'll hear about projects and trends she is following, conversations with her mentors at turning points in her career, and advice on being a good leader.

This episode features “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen and “The National Anthems: Our Land with Peace” by David Lang performed by the LA Master Chorale, Calder Quartet & Grant Gershon.