Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor of Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Named One of Musical America’s 30 Top Influencers

Dec 1st, 2015Press Release from Miller Symphony Hall

Allentown, PA — We are pleased to announce that Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director/Conductor Diane Wittry has been selected by Musical America’s editors as a 2015 Musical America Influencer and is profiled in Musical America’s Key Industry Influencers – Professionals of the Year, Special Report, which is included below.

Each year, the Musical America Professionals of the Year are the performing arts industry’s best-known and most prestigious innovators and market shakers.  Hundreds of your industry peers were nominated over the last few months. Here was the criteria for nomination:

  • When they speak, we listen. Who wields the most influence in the business? Who has had/is having the most influence on how you make professional decisions? A top executive at an opera company? An artist manager? A blogger or someone with a huge social media following?

Sheila Evans, Executive Director, Allentown Symphony Association says,  “We are very fortunate to have the Multi-talented Ms. Wittry as the Musical Director of the Allentown Symphony.  She has published two books for Conductors, composed multiple pieces for Symphony, maintains a heavy guest conducting schedule, and an international conducting workshop makes her among the most multi-disciplinary conductors in the field.  It is all the more appropriate that this happens in her 20th Anniversary Season with the Allentown Symphony Association.”

“ This is a great honor for Diane and we are so proud of her accomplishments.  As one of the influencers in her field she has established herself as an innovator, leader, and lasting contributor to music and the Lehigh Valley.  Congratulations Diane for being recognized for all of your contributions; you’ve earned it. “ – Phil Jackson, ASA Board President.

The digital publication has been released today, on December 1. It has been sent to an audience of 26,000+ industry professionals worldwide. It is also be accessible on MusicalAmerica.com and available indefinitely. Click on the report below to read about Diane Wittry’s accomplishments.  

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