ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Welcomes Heather Lefkowitz as Executive Director

Heather Lefkowitz Executive Director
Heather Lefkowitz
Executive Director

Nashville, TN (June 15, 2015) – ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, a Nashville-based non-profit organization dedicated to innovative repertoire, artistic excellence and a desire to give back to the community through financial support of other area non-profits, has named Heather Lefkowitz as its new executive director. Lefkowitz, a long-time Nashville resident with deep roots in the non-profit sector, succeeds Jim Robert, who retired in February.

“Both the Board of Directors and musicians of ALIAS are thrilled to have Heather as our new executive director. She has a long history of success in working with non-profits and a deep familiarity with both the Nashville arts community and ALIAS. In fact, Heather was one of our first season ticket holders,” said Georgeann Burns, board president. “Heather is ready, willing and able to champion ALIAS’ goals of presenting new and seldom heard chamber works; supporting area non-profits; and presenting music education programming in Metro Nashville schools. As we look to expand our programs and reach, I am confident her experience and expertise will serve us well.”

“I’m delighted to partner with the talented musicians and dedicated board members of ALIAS, an arts organization I’ve long admired,” said Lefkowitz. “ALIAS’ mission encapsulates so much of what I love about this city: artistic excellence, giving back to the community, and sharing gifts and knowledge with others. My hope is to support and extend the good work that’s already being done, developing new creative partnerships so that more and more Nashvillians benefit directly and indirectly from our music.”

To learn more about ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, visit

Media contact: Laura Alabed-Olsson at or 615-948-1635.


About Heather Lefkowitz

Heather Connelly Lefkowitz was named executive director of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble in June 2015. She brings to the position deep personal and professional roots in Nashville’s higher education, nonprofit and business communities. Previously, at both the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University and the Center for Student Professional Development at Vanderbilt University, Heather designed creative programs, initiatives and events; taught, coached and mentored students; and led strategic planning initiatives. Her strengths are creating partnerships to support innovation; and collaborating with community leaders, high-profile employers, major foundations and donors, and internal partners to create and support high-impact programming. Heather received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, and returned to Vanderbilt to receive a Master of Divinity degree in 2011.


About ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

The Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble is a nonprofit chamber ensemble dedicated to an innovative repertoire, artistic excellence, and a desire to give back to the community. Its wide-ranging repertoire brings Nashville audiences a mix of chamber music that cannot be heard anywhere else. Its collaborations with local nonprofit service organizations raise awareness of the breadth of giving in our community. To learn more, visit