The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is pleased to announce Brent Hart has been chosen to lead the organization as Executive Director.

“The Board of Directors is thrilled Brent has been selected to be the next leader of our organization,” said Jane Jayroe-Gamble, OKCPHIL Board President. “He brings an impressive dose of skill, passion, and dedication to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. A longtime volunteer leader within the organization, Brent is the right person to step into this critical role as opportunities grow for professional orchestral music in Oklahoma.”

Hart has been employed by Oklahoma City’s Gulfport Energy Corporation since 2016, where he was Learning & Development Manager. He previously worked as a corporate trainer for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores.

“We had an impressive list of applicants from across the country,” said Jerrod Shouse, OKCPHIL President-Elect and Chair of the Executive Director Search Committee. “Right now, it is a critically important time to have a leader who is engrained in our community. Brent is the absolute right person to lead our organization. He is well-respected, and I look forward to watching the Oklahoma City Philharmonic flourish under his leadership.”

Hart has a passion for volunteerism, working closely with organizations including Allied Arts, deadCenter Film Festival, OACF’s “Red Tie Night,” and as Modern’s Steering Committee Member for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, among others.

"I'm thrilled to work alongside the OKCPHIL's incredible staff, talented musicians and Maestro Mickelthwate to serve the Oklahoma City community through music,” Hart said. “I am also thankful to the Board of Directors, and to our many community stakeholders, for allowing me the opportunity to lend my talents to this amazing team."

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