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Henry Fogel

Dean of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
Henry Fogel was appointed Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University beginning in July, 2009, a school at which he has taught a course in orchestral studies since 2002. In addition, he continues to provide a limited amount of consulting for musical organizations, working as a part of the Catherine French Group. Recent clients include the Elgin Symphony, the Illinois Philharmonic, the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. He has been an artistic consultant to the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil since 2008, and has consulted for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Edinburg Festival. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China. From 2003-2008 he was President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, an organization that serves almost 1,000 symphony orchestras. He retired from that position in 2008, but remained as a senior advisor through 2009. During his seven years with the League, he visited over 190 orchestras in America. Under his leadership the League attained fiscal stability, operating in the black for each year of his Presidency. In addition, the League undertook a major strategic planning process, resulting in a more effective and responsive service organization for the field.