2003 Management Fellows
Makiko Freeman of Ossining, New York served as artistic coordinator for The Silk Road Project. She has also held positions at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BMG Classics, Sony Classical, and Columbia Artists Management, Inc. Freeman holds degrees in Trumpet Performance and German Studies from Oberlin College, and has also studied at the Central College in Vienna and the University of Vienna.
Ms. Freeman currently serves as Vice President of Artistic Administration of the Nashville Symphony.
Gloria Kim received her bachelor's degrees in Arts Administration and Piano Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music. She was project director for the Oberlin chapter of Classical Action, and has worked for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, IMG Artists, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Chamber Music America.
Ms. Kim is presently the Assistant Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Ari Solotoff received a bachelor's degree in Classical Languages from the University of California at Berkeley, where he managed the University Symphony Orchestra while serving as communications intern at the San Francisco Symphony. Solotoff also worked as student liaison and marketing/communications coordinator at the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. He studied oboe performance in the pre-college divisions of The Juilliard School of Music and The Mannes College of Music.
Mr. Solotoff is currently Executive Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (ME)
Lora Unger received her master's degree in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At the University of Louisville she earned her bachelor's degree in Viola with a minor in Business Administration. Unger has worked in marketing and production at the Louisville Orchestra, in public relations at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and in the artistic department at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Ms. Unger is now the General Manager at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.