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Wednesday, March 21 News

Senior men's club to hear about inspiring creativity through music

Jeffrey P. Haydon, CEO of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, N.Y., will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church about the business of producing music experiences that spark creativity.

Drawing on 20 years of arts management experience and a lifelong love of music, he begins his second season at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts as CEO. Since his arrival, Caramoor has launched several new artistic initiatives, and expanded its overall programming by more than 60 percent, according to the organization, while increasing ticket sales, fundraising and improving its financial performance.

Previously, Haydon served as executive director of the Ojai Music Festival, where he led the festival through a number of major transformations to further position it as a musical destination for artists and audiences. Haydon helped the Ojai Music Festival double its budget and triple the number of artistic and education programs produced.

He also had positions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Aspen Music Festival. As part of the League of American Orchestras' Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, Haydon worked with the Baltimore Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony. He has also managed the Cultural Events performing arts series in Tacoma, Wash.

A native of California, Haydon earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration through the business leadership honors program and a minor in music from the University of Puget Sound. He also completed the Stanford Business School's Executive Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts program in association with National Arts Strategies.

The Senior Men's Club is open for new members. Visit www.smcnc.org or call Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.