The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music announced Monday that interim Executive Director Rebecca Doucet has resigned to accept a position with the Development Department at UL Lafayette, where she has been named director of development for colleges.
“Rebecca did a remarkable job providing leadership since Jenny Krueger’s departure this past May for which the board is very grateful,” ASO Board President Brandon Hyde said in a press release. “Fortunately, we have a dedicated staff, an engaged board of directors and a wonderful orchestra led by Mariusz Smolji.”
ASO says it is persevering through the challenging economic times facing the local economy, noting solid ticket sales from this season’s opener, Symphonic Landscapes. The 2016-2017 season, Science, is the first of ASO’s five-year vision, STEAM: Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math, which launched in September.
With the season and conservatory classes now underway, the ASO's administrative team is working with its board to ensure a seamless transition while the organization seeks a new leader.