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Juilliard hires Aspen Music Festival and School VP

Alexander Brose

The Juilliard School has landed a hire from the Aspen Music Festival and School.

The prestigious music institution announced Wednesday that Alexander Brose, vice president for development at the Aspen Music Festival and School, will serve as the first executive director and CEO of The Tianjin Juilliard School, Juilliard’s new campus in Tianjin, China.

Brose will relocate to Tianjin later this year.

His key responsibilities in the near term will be to develop the Tianjin-based administration, play an active role in the development of the new building and work with Juilliard’s partners in China.

“It’s bittersweet to be leaving, because my wife and two children, we love the community as much as anyone could,” said Brose, who lived in South Korea and then China from ages 7 to 12. “It’s a tough thing, but this is an adventure that when it’s offered to you, you have to take. It’s a dream job for me, and everything I’ve worked for in school and professionally.”

As vice president for development at the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2012, Brose was responsible for all fundraising activities.

Wei He, professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and artistic director of the annual San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival, will be the school’s first artistic director and dean.

“I am pleased to welcome Alex Brose and Wei He to the Juilliard family,” said Joseph Polisi, who is also the chairman of The Tianjin Juilliard School’s board of directors. “Throughout their distinguished careers, they have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to performing arts education. I can imagine no better pair of individuals to preside over this new chapter in Juilliard’s history and to continue our tradition of artistic and educational excellence.”

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