Paul Jan Zdunek
Paul Jan Zdunek is the CEO of the Pasadena Symphony Association. Prior to joining the Pasadena Symphony, he served as President & CEO of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association. Before engaging in his corporate work, he served as Artistic Director of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, where he established new performance standards for the nation’s largest youth orchestra. Under Zdunek’s leadership GTCYS tripled its audience base, increased local and national media coverage and repositioned itself in the community. His experiences as principal and guest conductor include The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Opera Vivente! (Baltimore, MD) and the Baltimore Chamber Chorale. Zdunek has received several awards including the League of American Orchestras’ Music Alive! and an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. An Executive MBA student at The Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, Paul Jan Zdunek received his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and a Certificat d’Etudes in Composition and Conducting from the American Conservatory in France. Zdunek currently serves as Mentor of the Emerging Arts Management Leadership program in Los Angeles. Zdunek is Owner & Principal for Arts-Inc.biz, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting performing arts non-profits around the country. He serves on the Board of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) and most recently taught Human Resources Management within the Master of Arts Administration program at Goucher College (MD).