La Musica International Chamber Music Festival recently named Joan L. Sussman as its new executive director. Most recently, Sussman held the position of house manager for Opera Saratoga and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She was also vice-president of marketing for Orlando Ballet, vice-president of marketing and public relations for Charlotte Symphony, director of marketing for The Phoenix Symphony, and director of marketing and public relations for New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She served on the Arizona Commission for the Arts grants review committee, and has been a guest lecturer at New York University, Hunter College and Marymount College. La Musica’s 35th festival season will take place in April.