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Breaking The Glass Ceiling Back In 2004

One of my all-time favorite interviews is from 2004 with Marianne Lockwood. At the time, she was serving as executive director for Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) after spending 20 years with the ensemble growing it from a tiny vanity ensemble project into one of the first, and arguably, only genuine new model orchestral performing arts organization. Although female executives were certainly not unheard of at that time, there were far fewer than we enjoy today. In that sense, Lockwood was a genuine pioneer but a female executive was only the tip […]

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An Interview with Marianne Lockwood Part II

Welcome back to Part II of our interview with Marianne Lockwood, the Executive Director for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.   Budget Issues With an annual budget of $4.3 million dollars, St. Luke’s is a mid-sized orchestral organization.  Like many organizations, they try to have a small positive balance at the end of their fiscal year.  Marianne indicated that St. Luke’s must have a 1% surplus at the end of their season.  St. Luke’s obtains 48% of its budget from earned income, which is a little higher than most orchestras its size. […]

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An Interview with Marianne Lockwood Part I

Listening to her voice over the phone, you’d never guess that you were talking to a cultural warrior.  Her British accent flows with a composed, steady pulse that gives it a maternal quality.  At the end of 2003, I had the pleasure to talk with Marianne for a few hours discussing her tenure as executive director for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. I became interested in St. Luke’s and their success after reading an article from the October issue of Harmony, written by Marianne.  As the article progressed, I grew intrigued at […]

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