The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast welcomes Lisa Berger as Executive Director
SARASOTA, Fla. (September 29, 2020) — The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (“Perlman Suncoast”) is excited to announce that Lisa Berger has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. Prior to joining Perlman Suncoast, Berger was affiliated with Art Center Sarasota for twelve years – serving on the Board of Directors; as Development and Marketing Director; and, for the last eight years, as Executive Director.
“I am looking forward to having a visionary like Lisa, with her many talents and long-standing ties in the community, leading The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast,” said Fran Lambert, Board President. “We are thrilled to welcome her as the newest member of our team.”
As Executive Director of Art Center Sarasota, Berger was instrumental in expanding the organizational growth and outreach within our local community. During her tenure, she was integral to important advances, including an increase in revenue and donations, as well as a significant expansion of the organization’s engagement with artists, students, and a broader, more diverse audience.
“As I am passionate about all aspects of the arts, joining The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast is a natural fit for me,” said Berger. “I am truly excited to be part of this exceptional and talented group of people. My focus will be on expanding awareness in our regional community of the opportunities to enjoy the incredible talents of the students, alumni and faculty, increasing diversity and outreach as well as ensuring the financial future of the program here on the Suncoast”.
About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast cultivates audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the annual Perlman Music Program Winter Residency on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus. Through its relationship with PMP, founded by Toby Perlman, and with a world-renowned faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, Perlman Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates.
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