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IC welcomes guest lecturer from San Francisco Symphony


Brent Assink, executive director of the San Francisco Symphony, will be on campus Tuesday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in the Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 to give a guest lecture.

The lecture is called "Symphonies and Spreadsheets: A Career in Arts Management." Assink leads one of North America’s most forward-looking arts organizations with a distinctive combination of business skills and musical passion. He will speak on the value of a liberal arts education in preparing a student for an executive position and on opportunities in arts management for students in the arts, management and organizational leadership, and business.

Now in his 12th year as executive director of the San Francisco Symphony, Assink heads an institution that presents more than 220 concerts each year with an annual budget of more than $67 million. He has implemented initiatives that have put the symphony into the front ranks of the world’s most innovative and successful orchestras including television, radio, Internet and recording projects.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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