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A New Face At The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

John Kilkenny
University of the South
John Kilkenny

In a few weeks, John Kilkenny will start his new job as executive director of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

John is an associate professor and director of percussion at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

And since 2018, he has also served as Artistic and Executive Director of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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