Stephen Marc Beaudoin
Recognized by Musical America magazine as one of 2019’s Classical Music Movers and Shapers, Stephen Marc Beaudoin has nearly two decades of experience leading organizations and movements where music and creativity help to build a better world. Currently, Beaudoin serves as executive director of two-time Grammy award winning choral ensemble, The Washington Chorus (TWC), which has just named Dr. Eugene Rogers as its fifth artistic director. At TWC, Beaudoin manages a $2.4 million annual budget for this 170+ voice symphonic chorus, one of the preferred artistic partners of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to TWC, Beaudoin served as executive director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, where among other accomplishments he helped lead the orchestra through its first ever commercial recording project; as executive director of PHAME, he built a struggling tiny nonprofit into a nationally recognized force for arts inclusion and equity. He also served as a publicly elected board member and chair of the Multnomah Education Service District in Portland, Oregon ($82 million budget), and as an appointee by Gov. John Kitzhaber to the state humanities council.
He has been awarded the Skidmore Prize for Outstanding Nonprofit Leadership, the MSMP Rob Delf Award for noteworthy contributions to creating healthy communities, and was the 2014 Spirit of Portland Award winner, bestowed on him by Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish.