Shauna Quill joined the New York Youth Symphony as Executive Director in the fall of 2011. Under her leadership the NYYS has expanded its outreach into the community through artistic partnerships and free community concerts; embarked on the first-ever tours to Argentina (Orchestra 2015) and Brazil (Jazz 2016); and, developed a series of workshops to assist NYYS students and families as they navigate the musical world. She was previously Executive Director of the University of Chicago Presents, the University’s professional presenting series, where festivals she designed and curated on Olivier Messiaen and the Soviet Era were named top cultural events in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and TimeOut Chicago. Ms. Quill has held senior leadership positions at arts organizations including the Aspen Music Festival and School, La Jolla Music Society, Sejong Soloists, Green Mountains Music Festival, and the Herbert Breslin Agency. She has worked as a consultant for projects at Lincoln Center, EuroArts Berlin, and the Orel Foundation. Ms. Quill received her BFA in flute performance from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a student of Jeffrey Khaner, Julius Baker, and Ethan Stang. She is an alumna of the NYYS Chamber Music Program.