Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin To Step Down


Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin has announced that she will step back from her responsibilities at the end of the 2022-23 concert season after 12 years in that position.

“In considering this, I wanted to make sure that LACA was in good shape following the pandemic shutdown. Our finances are solid, and we have an exceptionally strong Board of Directors to manage this transition, so the timing seems right,” said McLaughlin.

Deniece Korzekwa, President of the LACA Board of Directors, confirmed that a process for identifying a
new Artistic Director is under way.

Unlike many concert presenters, LACA has no paid staff.

“Our Artistic Director and our Board of Directors are, in reality, unpaid staff. This allows us to channel all our financial resources into paying the artists and making sure they have an audience to enjoy them,” said Korzekwa.

The cancellation of concert season 2019-20 during the pandemic was the first time LACA had failed to present concerts since its founding in 1946. The organization has an impressive history of presenting distinguished artists and ensembles and the current season is no exception.

Guitar luminary Sharon Isbin will perform with the Pacifica Quartet on Nov. 18 followed by Emanuel Ax, one of the world’s preeminent pianists, on Jan. 22, 2023.

Details about the open position are available on the LACA website at http://www.losalamosconcert.org.,