Scott AltmanPresident & CEO
Scott Altman is the newly appointed President & CEO of Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC). He has over 20 years of executive non-profit arts management experience with a proven record of delivering outstanding results in strategic planning, entrepreneurial scaling, and team building. Through successful capital campaigns, operational fundraising, brand elevation and marketing, he has significantly increased impactful programing, expanded audiences, launched community engagement initiatives, and strengthened cultural institutions around the Country.
Prior to joining LAMC, Scott was President & CEO of Cincinnati Ballet. Under his visionary leadership, Cincinnati Ballet more than tripled its assets to over $75M, experienced 67% operational growth, record-breaking ticket sales, launched a new Family Series, and increased Academy and community programs. Accommodating for expansion, Cincinnati Ballet completed a $31M capital campaign resulting in a new state-of-the-art ballet center, the 62,000 sq. ft. Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance, which had its grand opening in September 2021. Scott has been honored for four consecutive years, 2019-2023 by Cincinnati Magazine in its Cincinnati 300— a compilation of the city’s top 300 executives and has served as Trustee on the Board of DanceUSA and as an Executive Managers Council Chair, Trustee on the Board of Creative Ohio, and member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Scott has been a featured guest speaker for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Americans for the Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Scott brings with him over three decades of experience in nonprofit administration and performing arts. Prior to his roles in administration, Scott enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional opera singer and performed 40 opera roles internationally. He has held leadership positions as General Director at both Arizona Opera and Opera New Jersey, which he co-founded, as well as Executive Director of Ballet West. He is an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music as well as State University College at Purchase and taught voice for three years at Princeton University. Scott earned a certificate from Stanford University’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders, was a Utah Business 2016 CEO of the Year Honoree and is a three-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence Award.