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PRESS RELEASE: The Music Gallery Welcomes Kayla McGee as new Executive Director
For Immediate Release
June 25, 18
Toronto, Ontario – After an extensive search, the Music Gallery is pleased to announce Kayla McGee as their new Executive Director. She replaces Monica Pearce, who stepped down in April.
Kayla was with Small World Music for 7 years in the capacity of General Manager and Managing Director. Her role included financial, crew and volunteer management, private and public fundraising and strategic planning. Known for her collaborative work with many communities in Toronto, Kayla spearheaded Polyphonic Ground, a new working model for presenters of culturally diverse music in Toronto. She sits on CAPACOA’s Performing Arts Tax Working Group, is a member of Across the Board, which seeks gender parity on boards of directors in the music business, and was an active participant in developing Ontario’s Live Music Strategy with the Ontario Live Music Working Group.
“I am delighted to embark on this new journey with the Music Gallery,” said Kayla McGee. “I can’t wait to see what we can do to together to support our music community through leading-edge programming and practices.”
“Kayla is a great addition to our team”, said Dave Darby, President of the Board. “We are all really looking forward to what promises to be an exciting new chapter in our evolution, with Kayla and David Dacks leading the way”.
“I’m very excited to work with Kayla” commented Artistic Director David Dacks. “She brings a wide variety of skills to the Music Gallery and is ideally suited to get us to where we want to go in our new home at 918 Bathurst St.”
Kayla’s official start date is July 3.