Composer steps down at American Composers OrchestraNews
American Composers Orchestra and Derek Bermel announce that after ten years as Artistic Director (2013-2022) and four years as Creative Advisor (2009-2013), Bermel will step down at the end of 2022 due to the increasing demands of his composition career. He will remain on ACO’s Board of Directors. ACO President and CEO Melissa Ngan and the Board of Directors are leading a search for Bermel’s successor.
Maybe some time for the clarinet, too?
Derek has been great for the ACO and will be missed. No doubt he really does need more time to compose! Best of luck to him!