Lourdes Starr Demers

Lourdes Starr Demers began her administrative career in the classical music industry over 19 years ago with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC and later with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Currently, she serves as Vice President of Artistic Programs at the Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Demers has played key roles in a wide variety of events including several orchestral tours, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s move to the Kimmel Center, festivities to welcome Charles, the Prince of Wales at the 150th Anniversary Gala of the Academy of Music, the farewell celebrations of Wolfgang Sawallisch and Christoph Eschenbach as well as the welcoming events of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the opening of Curtis’ Lenfest Hall, and the design, development and management of Curtis Summerfest, now in its’ fifth year. With degrees in flute performance and music composition from DePaul University in Chicago, Ms. Demers is delighted to serve on the Board of Directors of Network for New Music, and has done so since 2003.