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Piedmont Wind Symphony Announces Brianna Cantwell as New Executive Director


The Piedmont Wind Symphony is delighted to announce the appointment of Brianna Cantwell as its new Executive Director. Ms. Cantwell, who first joined the ensemble as a substitute musician in 2019 and later joined the administrative team in 2022, brings a blend of performance excellence and administrative acumen to her new role.


Since joining PWS as a substitute bassoonist, Brianna Cantwell has been deeply involved in the symphony's development, marketing and operational aspects. Her transition to the administrative team in 2022 was marked by significant contributions to program development and community engagement, setting the stage for her current leadership position.


Brianna is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Master of Arts in Music Leadership, and an alumna of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Music in Performance. She has worked in marketing with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium.


"I am profoundly honored to step into the role of Executive Director of the Piedmont Wind Symphony, an organization that I have grown with as both a musician and an administrator," said Cantwell. "I look forward to continuing our mission through enriching lives through music, fostering community connections, and nurturing the arts in the Winston-Salem community."


Please join us in welcoming Brianna Cantwell to her new role as Executive Director of the Piedmont Wind Symphony. Under her guidance, the symphony is poised for an exciting era of growth and excellence.


About the Piedmont Wind Symphony

The Piedmont Wind Symphony, founded in 1990, delivers exciting, professional performances of contemporary and traditional symphonic wind band music to the broadest audience possible and provides a creative platform from which musicians and composers may entertain, educate, and grow.

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