December 16, 2020 | Career Path

The Weight of the World: Scott Showalter, CEO Oregon Symphony

Open Account podcast: Season 4, Episode 2

Man speaks to crowd through microphone

Thirty years ago, Scott Showalter wanted to be a classical pianist. But when he realized that despite his skill, life as a working artist wasn’t financially viable, he left music to get an MBA—a decision that decades later led him back to music, as CEO of the Oregon Symphony. Now he's in the position of dealing with the same questions he faced as an artist. The only difference: this time his answer doesn't just affect him, but 100s of people, including musicians, whose future depends on his decisions... 

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