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Roy Fluhrer is retiring as the Executive Director of the Carolina Music Museum on January 21.  Fluhrer, who served as the Director of the Fine Arts Center for nearly thirty years, and an arts administrator for over 50 years, has been with the museum since its conception in 2017.

Fluhrer said,  “Being an integral part of the team that brought the state’s first music museum to its fruition has been  a rewarding challenge and with the infrastructure now in place the museum is positioned to enter the next exciting  phase of its development.” He will assume the role of Executive Director Emeritus and will continue to volunteer and serve in other public functions of the museum as may be requested.

After a nationwide search in cooperation with the museum’s Board of Advisors, the museum’s Board of Directors has selected Alexandra Cade as his replacement. Ms. Cade is a scholar of the material culture and performance of music in the early American South.  A native of Philadelphia, Alexandra earned a M.A. at the University of Delaware through the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, where she studied historic soundscapes and the intersections between amateurism and craftsmanship in nineteenth century American pianos. In addition to her time at Winterthur, Alexandra served as the apprentice harpsichord maker at Colonial Williamsburg and has completed archival and research fellowships at the Canterbury Shaker Village and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Art’s Summer Institute. As a violist, Alexandra is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has performed with the Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Ensemble and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra.  

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