Jeff vom Saal
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Jeff vom Saal is the Executive Director of the Spokane Symphony & Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, a position he has held since 2016. He is credited with infusing the organization with renewed verve, and has increased revenues from $4MM to over $6MM, an increase of over 50% in three years. He has also spearheaded efforts to broaden the reach of the Symphony and Fox, expanding the range of concerts and events, and establishing a program for children to attend symphony performances for free.
Prior to his appointment in Spokane, Jeff held the position of Executive Director of the orchestras of Marin, California (2012-2016), Quad Cities, IA/IL (2007-2012), and Fargo, North Dakota (2005-2007). Jeff’s first job in the orchestra world was as the Executive Director of the Metrowest Youth Orchestra in Framingham, Massachusetts, when he was 23 years old.
Jeff was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1979, and became interested in music at a young age, starting on the piano at age three and trumpet at age four, quickly finding music to be something he gravitated towards.
In 2001, Jeff received his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, studying with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
To those who know Jeff, he is often immersed in a project or working on something related to improving the Spokane Symphony, or the community of Spokane, which he now considers his home. To Jeff, work is immeasurably intermixed with life, and that’s the way he likes it.
For those few moments outside work, Jeff enjoys cooking, sailing, skiing, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends.
Jeff is currently enrolled Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.
He has two teenaged children, Melina and Maximillian, whom together he considers his greatest achievement.
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