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Barbara Hedlund


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Broadway veteran, recipient of shared Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Grand Prix du Disque and other multiple awards, Barbara Hedlund enjoys an active career as orchestral and chamber musician, solo and recording artist, fine arts administrator, music editor and publisher, orchestra founder/manager/librarian, university professor, adjudicator, associate producer for Public Radio and Television, concert producer, Urbana Public Arts Commissioner, and young artist scholarship sponsor.

With 30-plus years of performance, management, and educator experience, she demonstrates dedicated commitments to live music, arts education, innovative program building, collaboration, customer service, and management oversight. Her professional history includes successful accomplishments in the creation of orchestral, operatic, and ensembles combined with fundraising, external relations, marketing, venues, programming, human resources, public relations, board of director service, concert production and promotion, development and coordination of arts education programs for schools and community groups, performance, teaching, community service, and philanthropic support.

Her current professional affiliations include: Principal Cellist for the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Danville Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Festival Orchestra, and Sugar Creek Opera; Coordinator and Performer for CUSO In-School Concerts; Personnel Manager and Operations Coordinator for the Heartland Festival Orchestra; Founder/CEO of 1st Choice Music Services Artist Representatives and VCello Music Publications; Urbana Public Arts Commissioner; and Instructor for Cellobration Studios and Youth Orchestra Cello Coach. More information may be found on her website at www.barbarahedlund.com.