The Jack Quartet has appointed a managing director.
Her name is Julia Bumke and she is ‘a new work dramaturg and nonprofit strategist who fosters composers, performers, and playwrights at all stages of their careers.’
She started work yesterday and her salary is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts’ Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative.
Why a string quartet should need a fulltime CEO is open to question. But why the public purse should pay her wage is baffling indeed.
Go on, explain.