BAM Appoints New President

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced the appointment of Katy Clark as the incoming new president, taking the reigns from Karen Brooks Hopkins in June. Clark makes the move from New York's Orchestra of St. Luke's, where she has served as president and executive director since 2010.

"BAM has always been fearless in the creation and presentation of art, for the borough of Brooklyn, the city of New York, and audiences around the world," said Clark in a press statement. "I couldn't be more excited to join this organization as its new president, and it is a privilege to succeed a great and beloved leader."

Clark will oversee BAM's 248 full-time employees and work along executive producer Joseph V. Melillo. BAM, located in Brooklyn, engages with more than 700,000 audience members each year, presenting live theatrical productions from the U.S. and around the world, as well as films and educational programs.

Hopkins commented, "It is with great pride that I acknowledge the unique role BAM plays in the cultural community of New York and the world. It is truly a home for adventurous audiences and ideas, and I know that Katy Clark will embrace its challenges and contribute to its many successes."

Prior to her career in arts management, Clark was a violinist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. She also led the Philadelphia chapter of the American Composers Forum.

For more information about the Brooklyn Academy of Music, visit BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.

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