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Shauna Quill

Shauna Quill
President & Chief Executive Officer

Shauna joined the Music Academy as President & CEO in November 2023. She was previously the Executive Director of the New York Youth Symphony since 2011. Under her leadership, NYYS received the 2022 Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance – Classical, expanded its programs and partnerships in the community, toured internationally, and was recognized as one of the most awarded youth orchestras in the United States. Shauna was previously Executive Director of the University of Chicago Presents, the University’s professional presenting series, where festivals she designed and curated on Olivier Messiaen and the Soviet Era were named top cultural events in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and TimeOut Chicago. Shauna has held senior leadership positions at arts organizations including the Aspen Music Festival and School, La Jolla Music Society, and the Herbert Breslin Agency. Shauna received her bachelor's degree in flute performance from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a student of Jeffrey Khaner, Julius Baker, and Ethan Stang.



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