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The MAM Speaker Series Presents: What Do You Do When Everything Goes Wrong?


Thursday, September 30

12:00 - 1:00 pm 


This virtual event will happen via zoom. Please RSVP (click here) for the zoom link. 


The MAM Speaker Series Presents What Do You Do When Everything Goes Wrong: How to Steer an Arts Organization Through Tumultuous Times.  Join Symphony Tacoma Executive Director, Karina Bharne, for a presentation about her time with the San Antonio Symphony. The Symphony was on the verge of collapse after a failed takeover by another non-profit organization. Through strong community partnership and board support, the symphony was able to resurrect its previously cancelled season. Hear the steps that Karina and her team took to steer the organization through that tumultuous time.

about the speaker

Karina Bharne is proud to serve as the Executive Director of Symphony Tacoma since 2018. Prior to this, she was the Interim Executive Director with the San Antonio Symphony. She also served as the General Manager with the San Antonio Symphony, as well as in a variety of operational roles with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Karina received her BFA in Trombone Performance, MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and MBA from Eastern Washington University. 
In 2020, Karina was named one of the South Sound's 40 under 40 by the South Sound Business Journal and was a member of the League of American Orchestras Emerging Leader's Program. In her free time, Karina enjoys cooking, baking, and speaking Hebrew with her husband, bass trombonist Ilan Morgenstern.