About the Santa Barbara Symphony

Anais Pellegrini Bio

Anais Pellegrini began her career in Development at the Katonah Museum of Art (N.Y.) in 2005, and has since worked for a range of non-profit organizations. A Santa Barbara resident for over ten years, Anais is proud to have served as Associate Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League’s Tri-Counties office; as Associate Director of Development for the Granada Theatre, and Director of Development for Dream Foundation. She has held volunteer leadership roles on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. She serves on the Board of Girls Rock Santa Barbara.

Born in Malta and raised in China, Australia and Hong Kong, Anais has a deep interest in what strengthens and enriches lives and communities, and is honored to be a part of the non-profit world in Santa Barbara. She is a mother to two daughters at Peabody Charter School and enjoys exploring the natural wonders of the California coast with them.

 

Loribeth Gregory-Beck

Loribeth Gregory-Beck, Director of Education & Community Engagement, has an extensive background in developing music education programs. At the LA Phil, she led the Young Composer Programs and projects for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), on which she worked with artists such as Andrew Norman, Gabriela Ortiz, Tania León, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

She co-produced performances appearing at the Ojai Music Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Super Bowl. She also worked with Stanford researchers on data-driven approaches to music education. Her other experience includes concert & recording production, marketing and communications, program & curriculum design, assessment, and front of house management. She has a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Riverside, where she was graduate instructor and lecturer, and a B.A. in Music, magna cum laude, with emphasis in Composition and Violin Performance and a minor in Anthropology from Webster University. 

 

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams is an accomplished nonprofit marketing, sales and communication expert with in-depth national experience in increasing earned revenues and building audience loyalty.

Ms. Williams recently served as Interim Chief Marketing Officer at Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) after the retirement of a long-tenured department leader and launched the subscription campaign for all three art forms within a month of taking the helm.  Results of her work with DPAA included a $65k+ accumulated positive variance to sales budget during an exceptionally challenging month including 10 performances of 7 different programs within 28 days between March 2 and March 30, 2019.  Within this month, two programs achieved record sales within their series at the second highest single ticket sales of all time:  The Pirates of Penzance for Dayton Opera, second only to May 2014 performances of Aida, and John Williams for Dayton Philharmonic Pops second only to April 2016 performances with special guest Kenny G.

Williams previously served as Interim Director of Marketing at the Santa Barbara Symphony, where she achieved record single ticket sales during a season with significant disruption due to local tragedy and reversed a six-year trend of declining subscription sales that exceeded any prior subscription sales revenues.  This was accomplished through realistic budgeting based on historical data, focus on cost of sale, and reallocation of the marketing mix.

Margaret’s interim leadership experience also includes service as Vice President of Marketing and Communication at the Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Omaha Performing Arts Society, Vice President of Marketing at the Bravo! Vail music festival, and Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Arts Association. Ms. Williams has also consulted with arts and cultural organizations across the country for more than a decade, offering her expertise in direct marketing, social media, customer service, patron loyalty, and optimizing use of technology and branding together to increase earned revenues.

Williams led Arts Consulting Group’s Earned Revenue Enhancement practice area and has a demonstrated a consistent record of accomplishment in campaign assessment, planning, and implementation, as well as in interim management, executive search and strategic change. With each organization, she has made it a priority to cultivate the skills and talents of staff members, building highly efficient and effective teams.

During her time as Vice President of Marketing and Communication at the Colorado Symphony, Ms. Williams increased paid attendance by more than 50,000 tickets and $2.6M in one year, a 55% growth in earned revenues. Through strategic use of technology during this period, revenues generated through online sales channels were also increased by $1.37M, equaling 158% growth.

Ms. Williams taught as Adjunct Professor of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and has lectured in marketing and/or communication at other universities including Regis University in Denver, Hawaii Pacific University, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In addition, Margaret has presented Best Practices in Audience Development for the membership of Colorado’s Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), which comprises the seven-county metropolitan area of Denver.

Ms. Williams holds a Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and Meadow’s School of the Arts, where she earned Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts degrees concurrently. 

 

Blaine Inafuku

Blaine Inafuku currently serves as Director of Artistic Administration for the Santa Barbara Symphony, where he oversees the artistic planning and plays a key role in crafting and implementing the organization’s artistic vision.  In this role, Blaine also manages the orchestra personnel and has oversight of all production activities for the orchestra.

With over 10 years of artistic and operations management experience, Blaine has worked with some of the industry’s top ensembles, including the Seattle Symphony, the Chicago Symphony and the former Chicago Chamber Musicians.

A classically trained percussionist and active freelancer, he has performed with the Chicago, Seattle and Phoenix Symphonies, Chicago Lyric & Seattle Operas, and abroad with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.  He can be heard on several recordings with the Seattle Symphony on its Grammy award-winning label, Seattle Symphony Media, which he managed during his time there. 

Blaine earned a master of music degree from DePaul University in Chicago, a bachelor of music from Northwestern University, and holds a professional performance certificate from Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, FL.

 

Kevin A. Marvin

Kevin A. Marvin is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. He oversees operations, fundraising, marketing and communications, and works in partnership with the Music and Artistic Director on the programing, musician contracts, and performance logistics. 

Kevin has been with the Santa Barbara Symphony since December 2016. Prior to his tenure, he was the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Symphony. 

Kevin relocated to Santa Barbara from Denver, Colorado to be the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. As a Colorado native, Kevin spent the majority of his career in banking, where he served in many different capacities in both lending and executive management; most recently as Regional President for a large community bank.

During his banking career, his dedication to nonprofits, specifically those dedicated to music and the arts was as a volunteer. After more than 20 years in banking, Kevin decided to pursue a new career in arts management. 

His combined business skills, nonprofit management experience and passion for the performing arts make him a strong leader at the Santa Barbara Symphony. 

Kevin’s passion lies in the performing arts. He started playing the piano at age five, joined the band and choir in elementary school, became a classically trained organist and singer in high school and toured with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corp—all before entering college as a Piano Performance major. He was the organist and choir accompanist for his church throughout his college years. He followed in his father's footsteps and began a career in banking right after college. After more than 25 years in banking, Kevin decided to pursue a new career in arts management. 

He has served on several local and national boards of directors, such as the Colorado Symphony, GALA Choruses, Inc., and the Rocky Mountain Arts Association. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and received his Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University’s School of Business and Economics. He completed the immersive Essentials of Orchestra Management program sponsored by the League of American Orchestras in 2016.

Kevin was born and raised in Colorado and is now happy to call Santa Barbara his home.

 

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