July 1, 2019
Present Music today announced the appointment of local musician Eric Segnitz and nationally recognized conductor David Bloom as its future Co-Artistic Directors. The combination of Segnitz and Bloom brings dynamic experience as a musicians, leaders, and educators to the highly-regarded new music nonprofit.
Supported by Present Music’s newly established Artistic Advisory Group, the Board of Directors and Founder Kevin Stalheim will officially welcome the new leadership team in July 2019. Stalheim, who is retiring in June, will host a community celebration of his final concert as artistic director on June 1, 2019 at the Pabst Theater.
The combination of the two Co-Artistic Directors – an experienced Ensemble Member here in Milwaukee and a young but established NYC conductor with ties to New Music around the world — will meld their complementary views and talents into PM concert series where they will alternately serve as artistic curators of individual concerts.
Says Stalheim, “I am absolutely thrilled that Eric Segnitz and David Bloom have been chosen as Co-Artistic Directors of Present Music going forward. I have the greatest respect for their talents which I think will combust into a bright and imaginative future for Present Music. Community Support for keeping Present Music alive has been overwhelming and has inspired me deeply.”Go Back