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JT Kane, New World Symphony

JT Kane is currently the Dean of Visiting Faculty and Orchestra Manager for the New World Symphony (NWS). Before joining NWS, he held the position as the Artistic Operations Manager for Artis—Naples, was the Personnel and Popular Programming Manager with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and spent five summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School as the Manager of Orchestral Operations. JT was selected to the 2019-20 League of American Orchestras’ flagship Emerging Leaders Program and is an alum of the Leagues Essentials of Orchestra Management Program. 

As a violist, JT was the Assistant Principal Violist for the Chattanooga Symphony, and for six seasons was the Acting Assistant Principal Violist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico. While in Xalapa, he was the viola professor at the Facultad de MúsicaUniversidad Veracruzana, and the Instituto Superior de Música del Estado de Veracruz. As a chamber musician, JT formed two string quartets, the KLEF Quartet in Miami, Florida, and the Tamayo String Quartet in Xalapa, Veracruz. 

JT received his Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Harid Conservatory (now the Lynn University Conservatory of Music) and his Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. During the summer, JT enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa traveling the world and finding beauty wherever they land.