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Changes at CPA

// Jul 19,2019

We are incredibly proud to support Emil Kang, our executive and artistic director, as he tackles a new challenge in his career, starting fall 2019. Emil founded Carolina Performing Arts 15 years ago, and built it up from a single desk and a staff of three to an internationally renowned artistic organization that presents artists from across the world, fosters artist engagement with the academy and the community, and is a leader in paradigm-shifting models of work in our field.

We look forward to seeing Emil’s vision manifested in his new role as Program Director for Arts and Cultural Heritage at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, an organization that has made possible the groundbreaking artist residencies we’ve forged here in Chapel Hill. Although we will miss hearing strains of classical music floating from his office, we are geared up for our 15th anniversary season and beyond, and are pleased that Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser will be serving as interim executive and artistic director of CPA.

Learn more about this news by reading the Mellon Foundation’s announcement and this message from UNC’s Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz and Provost Blouin.