Staff

Executive Director Amy Iwano

Amy Iwano

Executive Director
iwano@uchicago.edu

Amy Iwano was appointed Executive Director of University of Chicago Presents in April of 2012. Ms. Iwano joined the University of Chicago on April 2, 2012 after eighteen years as executive director of the Chicago Chamber Musicians. Prior to her position at CCM, Ms. Iwano served as executive director of the Japan America Symphony Association of Los Angeles, where she guided a chamber orchestra of 45 musicians. From 1984 to 1989, Ms. Iwano was administrator of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, a 100-member summer orchestral training program.

Among numerous arts appointments Ms. Iwano has served on the board of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, and as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. For Chamber Music America, she has served on the board and as a grant panelist, strategic advisor, and speaker at the annual national conferences. In Chicago, she has served on the Chicago Chapter Advisory Board of the American Composers Forum and on the Advisory Board for the Jane Addams Hull House Center for Arts and Culture. She also served on the Program Committee of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and is a founding executive committee member of ChicagoClassicalMusic.org.
 

Landon Hegedus

Landon Hegedus

Communications and Production Assistant
landonh@uchicago.edu

Landon has been a member of the University of Chicago Presents team since fall 2017. Originally hailing from Austin, Texas, Landon moved to the Chicago area to study music at Northwestern University. He earned his bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and Arts Administration in 2017 and has since been active in Chicago as an arts administrator, saxophonist, writer, educator, and music copyist. Concurrent with his role at UChicago Presents, Landon has served as a program book editor at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a regular contributor to Chicago Classical Review, and a member of Fulcrum Point New Music's Auxiliary Board.

 

Josh Johnson

Assistant Director of Box Office and Patron Services, UChicago Arts
jjohnson897@uchicago.edu

 

Josh Johnson, Assistant Director of Box Office & Patron Services, has been with the University of Chicago since 2012. In addition to overseeing all things box office- and patron services-related for UChicago Presents and UChicago Arts, Josh is also a freelance stage director in the Chicago community. For over a decade, he has worked with numerous theatres, including Red Tape Theatre, Chicago Improv Comedy, and Red Theater Chicago, among others, and is a member of the Joseph Jefferson Artistic and Technical Team.

Daniel Meyers

Daniel Meyers

Manager, Communications and Development
meyersd@uchicago.edu

Daniel Meyers is Manager of Communications and Development for UChicago Presents and the Department of Music. In addition to his work at the University of Chicago, Daniel is an orchestral bassist with experience playing in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is also the co-founder and executive director of Unsupervised, a collaborative, conductorless chamber orchestra in Chicago, and he serves on the boards of The Musical Offering and the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, a Master of Music degree from DePaul University in Chicago, and a Certificate in Essentials of Project Management from the University of Chicago.

Claire Snarski

Claire Snarski

Graphic Design Specialist
csnarski@uchicago.edu
Wolfe, Jessica

Jessica Wolfe

Director of Production and Education
wolfej@uchicago.edu

Jessica Wolfe joined University of Chicago Presents in January 2020 after five years of serving as Managing Director for contemporary chamber group, Fifth House Ensemble. With a decade of experience in arts administration, music, and education, Jessica thrives in connecting communities through the transformative power of shared musical experiences. Serving as an arts ambassador, Jessica completed a fellowship with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2016, where she implemented projects in communities not previously connected to the arts. In addition to her role with University of Chicago Presents, Jessica enjoys teaching a studio of bass students and serves as the Managing Director for New Music Chicago’s 2021 Ear Taxi Festival.