Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director of the Los Alamos Concert Association, Steps Down – Los Alamos Reporter
LACA PRESS RELEASE
Los Alamos Concert Association artistic director Ann McLaughlin has announced she will step down from her responsibilities at the end of the 2022-23 concert season after 12 years in the role.
“Considering this, I wanted to make sure that LACA was in good shape after the pandemic stopped. Our finances are strong and we have an exceptionally strong board to manage this transition, so the timing seems right,” said McLaughlin.
Deniece Korzekwa, LACA Board Chair, confirmed that a process to identify a
new artistic director is underway.
Unlike many concert presenters, LACA has no paid staff.
“Our Artistic Director and Board of Directors are, in effect, unpaid staff. It allows us to channel all of our financial resources into paying artists and ensuring they have an audience to appreciate them,” Korzekwa said.
The cancellation of the 2019-20 concert season during the pandemic was the first time LACA has not presented concerts since its founding in 1946. The organization has an impressive history of presenting distinguished artists and ensembles and the current season is no exception.
Guitar star Sharon Isbin will perform with the Pacifica Quartet on November 18, followed by Emanuel Axe, one of the world’s foremost pianists, on January 22, 2023.
Details of the open position can be found on the LACA website at http://www.losalamosconcert.org.,