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Youth Orchestras - Names Ms. Guadalupe Marroquin as new Executive Director

Ms. Guadalupe Marroquin

Ms. Guadalupe Marroquin

PHOTO: Courtesy of Anchorage Youth Orchestras

Anchorage Youth Orchestras (AYO), formerly the Anchorage Youth Symphony Association has named Ms. Guadalupe Marroquin as Executive Director.  AYO board president Robert Harris praised Marroquin’s extensive professional and volunteer experience in announcing the appointment, “She brings strong administrative, financial, and logistics experience.  At the same time, she has a passion for working with youth and volunteers, and is a musician herself. She’s a great fit with our organization.”

Marroquin spent 24 years in public finance for the State of Alaska and six years in charge of running elections for the Municipality of Anchorage until 2009. She has more than ten years of experience coaching youth in cross country skiing through the Junior Nordic program. She has held volunteer leadership positions with the Alaska Run for Women and the Anchorage Heart Run. In 2007, Marroquin received community recognition for her professional and volunteer accomplishments when she was named a YWCA Woman of Achievement.

Lupe is also a lifelong musician who plays French Horn and performs with the Anchorage Civic Orchestra.  “I am sincerely excited to work as for this organization!” said Marroquin, “As a lifelong musician, I understand the value of extraordinary musical opportunities for youth – which is exactly what Anchorage Youth Orchestras provide. It’s my goal to utilize my extensive experience with youth programs, music and administration to compliment this already strong team; and to continue to expand this enriching program.”

The mission of the award winning Anchorage Youth Symphony (“AYS”) Association is to build musicianship, inspire our youth to love music, offer enriching opportunities for music performance, and create a musical legacy that will sustain arts throughout the lives of our members and our communities.

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