Dr. Kevin Eberle-Noel, University of Redlands Alumnus, Appointed Redlands Symphony’s Executive Director
In addition to a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Redlands and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Eberle-Noel brings 15 years of musical, educational, and administrative experience to the role.
“I am beyond thrilled to join the Redlands Symphony Association,” says Eberle-Noel. “I look forward to working with Music Director Ransom Wilson, the board, the staff, and the musicians to continue the Symphony’s great work within the community.”
Eberle-Noel is well prepared to follow in the footsteps of Paul Ideker, who is leaving the Redlands Symphony after serving as its President and CEO since 2009. After all, Eberle-Noel's first experience pursuing the arts and culture industry as a career was while working for Ideker in an administrative role at the Redlands Symphony.
Following a career in public education, Eberle-Noel pivoted to arts administration, running patron services and education initiatives at the Redlands Symphony with the Redlands and Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School Districts. Eberle-Noel’s connection to the community of Redlands lasted through frequent visits with his parents, who continue to live in town.
Most recently, Eberle-Noel has been the Education and Community Engagement Manager with the Palm Beach Opera in West Palm Beach, Florida. At PBO, he managed the Opera's Pre-K-12 engagement, adult and community programming, and audience development in addition to other initiatives. Prior to PBO, he served as the Director of Orchestra Operations & Education with the Las Vegas Philharmonic where he developed the wildly successful Music Van, a mobile music engagement program which brought hands-on experiences to over 6,000 people in rural and outlying areas across Clark County, Nevada.
Luann Bangsund, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Redlands Symphony, said, “We are excited to have Kevin joining the Symphony. In addition to his experience as an arts administrator, Kevin brings other valuable perspectives to this role, including his experience in the classroom and on the stage.” Eberle-Noel is also an accomplished bassoonist, having performed with several orchestras and headliner acts including the Redlands Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Weird Al Yankovic, and the Kingdom Hearts tour. He has also performed several solo and chamber recitals across the Southwest and at the Meg Quigley Bassoon Symposium and International Double Reed Society Conference.
When asked what he is looking forward to the most about his new role, Eberle-Noel replied, “I am looking forward to continuing the Redlands Symphony’s tradition of top-tier music making, community togetherness, and life-long musical involvement for our community.”