The orchestra will spend three weeks each year, starting in January 2007, at the new Miami Performing Arts Center. The residency will include educational and family programs as well as a performance series. Littlejohn will work in Florida year-round, overseeing marketing, fundraising, and educational activities.
Orchestra officials, who have struggled to reach a balanced budget, hope to establish a new base of support in Florida.
Littlejohn has been the CEO of the Mobile Symphony since 1995. She previously worked at the Louisiana Philharmonic as audience development manager.