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Dr. Timothy Blair appointed as new president of the Kennett Symphony board

05/23/2023 12:27PM ● By Steven Hoffman

The Board of Directors of Kennett Symphony announced the appointment of Dr. Timothy Blair as president of the Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Blair assume the role of board president; he is a long tenured board member who knows our organization and has a vision for the Symphony’s future,” said Kathryn Knox, Kennett Symphony board member and governance committee chair. “His professional music background as a Steinway Artist and experience as dean of the School of Music at West Chester University made him the perfect candidate for board president. He will drive Kennett Symphony to achieve further success.”

Dr. Blair brings to the position his experience in various professional artistic leadership and education roles at West Chester University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts, Steinway Asia Pacific, WL Global Corporation and Alexander & Buono International to name a few. He also gives of his time by serving in board leadership roles, including the Grammy award winning Crossing Choir.  In addition, Dr. Blair serves as Chair of Development for the Music Teachers National Association.

“I truly look forward to continue to work with Tim as he steps into his role as our Board President,” said Michael Hall, Kennett Symphony music director. “He is the best candidate to lead our efforts to achieve new levels of excellence not only on the stage but with our community.”

Throughout his more than thirty years in higher education and the arts he has garnered experience in strategic planning, fundraising, international initiatives, community outreach, personnel management and budgeting.  He is a collaborative leader in all matters of administrative and artistic decision making. 

Dr. Blair holds a bachelor of music degree from Susquehanna University, Master of Music from The New England Conservatory of Music, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from The Catholic University of America. 

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