On January 3, 2019, Daniel Crupi was named Executive Director of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. The Symphony is thrilled to announce the appointment of Crupi as its next Executive Director! He assumed his post on March 14, 2019, and succeeds Founder & Executive Director Gregory W. Heltman—who retired in May of 2018 after 34 years at the helm.
Crupi joins The Santa Fe Symphony from the Greensboro Symphony, where served as chief operating officer since 2016 until March 1, 2019. Prior to assuming his role as Chief Operating Officer at this organization, Crupi served as Director of Development & Public Relations for this orchestra.
“I am thrilled to welcome Daniel to The Santa Fe Symphony family,” said Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa. “His intelligence, knowledge, imagination, and dynamism will be crucial as the musicians, staff, and board collaborate to craft a new era of innovation and artistic excellence for the organization. This is an exciting time and we could not be more pleased to have Daniel’s leadership.”
Daniel sees how music and the arts can be transformative for people of all ages,” commented Symphony Board President E. Franklin Hirsch. “His commitment to enhancing recognition of The Santa Fe Symphony as a t rue community asset impressed us all.”
“It is my distinct honor to join the outstanding team of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and to help steward this incredible organization in its next chapter,” said Daniel Crupi. “Santa Fe possesses one of the most unique and vibrant artistic communities in the United States. In partnership with maestro Figueroa, The Santa Fe Symphony musicians, the board of directors, staff, and the region at large, I look forward to making the classical arts accessible for all, and to redefining what a symphony orchestra can mean to its community.”
Daniel Crupi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Throughout his tenure at Greensboro Symphony, Crupi significantly grew individual philanthropy and corporate sponsorships; won competitive national grants from the League of American Orchestras and National Endowment for the Arts; founded a transformational young professionals society and a regularly sold-out, brewery-based chamber music series; pioneered unique performance concepts such as the orchestral world-premiere of hybrid film/live concert performance concept, Not So Classical; and acquired GSO press in national outlets such as HuffPost, Parade, Playbill, and Forbes.
As a member of the Catherine French Group, a performing arts consulting organization based in Washington, D.C., Henry Fogel assisted The Santa Fe Symphony in bringing the national search to a highly successful conclusion in the hire of Daniel Crupi.