Feb. 17 2011 12:00 AM

The director of education and community engagement has been at the LSO for three and a half years


After three and a half years, Catherine Guarino, Lansing
Symphony Orchestra’s director of education and community engagement, will step
down next Wednesday.

Guarino’s LSO job was changed from full-time to part-time
status in January. She was formerly director of communications and ticket sales, as well as box office and development manager. She has taken a position as a client service advocate for
Jackson National Insurance.

“I have a lot of training ahead of me, but it’s kind of fun
— a new adventure,” she said.

Guarino has a bachelor's degree in music education from Grand Valley State University's Honors College and is a mezzo-soprano who has performed with the Michigan state University Choral Union and Grand Rapids' Red Hand Company.

Leaving the LSO “was a tough decision, but I’m definitely
happy to be staying in Lansing,” she said, adding that she’s “certainly proud
of what I’m leaving behind and what we’ve been able to build.”

Subscribe to Our Newsletter