Caramoor Announces New CEO

Caramoor Announces New CEO

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts today announced that Jeffrey P. Haydon has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 17, 2012. He succeeds Michael Barrett, who had been Caramoor's Chief Executive and General Director since 2003. Mr. Haydon currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Ojai Music Festival, in Ojai, California.

"I thank Caramoor's Board of Trustees for the opportunity to join the organization as CEO," said Mr. Haydon. "Caramoor presents one of the most renowned summer music festivals in the country, attracting leading global music talent performing in intimate settings at one of America's most storied estates. Caramoor is unique in the world and the opportunity to lead it is irresistible."

Jeffrey P. Haydon has led the Ojai Music Festival as Executive Director since 2003. Under his leadership, he has moved the Festival through a number of major transformations to further position it as one of the preeminent musical destinations for artists and audiences alike. Haydon doubled its budget and helped triple the number of artistic and educational programs produced at Ojai – all while improving its balance sheet. Haydon also led the effort to raise over $4 million and manage the project to rebuild Ojai's 1,000 seat Libbey Bowl. He previously held positions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Aspen Music Festival. As part of the League of American Orchestras' Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, Haydon worked with the Baltimore Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony. He has also managed the Cultural Events performing arts series in Tacoma, Washington.

A native of California, Haydon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration through the Business leadership honors program and a minor in music from the University of Puget Sound. He also completed the Stanford Business School's competitive Executive Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts program in association with National Arts Strategies.

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