DePauw University School of Music alumna AMY BRONDYKE, a member of the class of 1994, has joined the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) as Director of Marketing and Communications, from her previous role as Director of Marketing and External Affairs at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 

“Amy’s experience building and retaining audiences is directly applicable to the hundreds of performances CIM presents annually,” said President and CEO Paul W. Hogle. “CIM is in a time of dramatic transformation and attracting talented professionals with this depth of experience is a testament to this organization’s outstanding reputation and its bright, bright future.”

During her nine-year tenure with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Brondyke led a results-focused team that annually generated nearly $3 million in annual ticket sales in six markets where the orchestra performs and increased the retention rate of first-year subscribers to more than 50 percent.

Prior to that, she was Director of Marketing for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years, increasing the number of subscriptions sold and setting a new record for total ticket sales. Brondyke also taught a course in the Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership’s Arts Leadership Program. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC is an independent music conservatory known for superior orchestral, chamber music, composition, opera and voice programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its world-renowned faculty, which includes more than 40 members of The Cleveland Orchestra (pictured on the right), are eminent educators and practicing musicians who perform nationally and internationally. In addition to broad offerings to music students of all ages through its Preparatory and Continuing Education division, CIM students, faculty, alumni and guest artists present more than 400 music events annually for the Greater Cleveland community.