Michael Albaugh, a trained musician, composer, administrator and educator, has been selected to serve as executive director of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory.
In this position, Albaugh is charged with leading a team of professional staff and planning for future organizational growth and revenue enhancement, while building strong relationships with existing audiences and the larger community as a whole.
Most recently, Albaugh served as The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Director of Education and Community Initiatives, where he worked to advance the orchestra’s commitment to community service through its “HEAR” program focused on health, education, access and research. He grew the orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert series and the New Audience New Places program, and expanded the All-City Orchestra into the summer season with the creation of a brand new All-City Orchestra Summer Academy.
“I’m tremendously excited to lead the Cape Symphony & Conservatory through the tough times we’re all facing right now, and on into its next chapter,” Albaugh said. “With its excellent foundation and undeniable community support, the organization is poised to embrace the future. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help steward the offerings of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory, and I look forward to growing our reach and impact on Cape Cod.”
Previously, Albaugh served as the director of education operations at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He spent seven years as Director of Music at the renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts alongside Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak.
Albaugh received his B.A. in music education and guitar performance from West Liberty State College. He holds degrees in composition with an emphasis in music technology from Bowling Green State University and in composition with an emphasis in music theory from West Virginia University.