Starting a new job as Managing Director of ISIM

As those of you who have been following my recent writing know, this past year and a half has been full of dramatic life changes for me–finishing a PhD, moving across the country, organizing for abuse survivors in my Buddhist and academic communities, being unexpectedly let go from a new job, and welcoming my first son into the world all happened within a span of about 18 months.

I’m happy and relieved to report that things are starting to settle down a little bit as the next phase of things comes into clearer view. The biggest next step in that process took place last month, when I signed a contract to serve as the International Society for Improvised Music‘s new Managing Director. In that capacity, I’ll be supporting the organization’s internal administration and operations as we prepare for our next international conference in Melbourne, Australia–June 3-7, 2020! We have some other exciting projects in the works that I look forward to sharing more about soon, as well.

Improviser-musician-scholar-friends: please consider submitting a proposal! And feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or access needs.

Also, I want to express deep gratitude for all of the wonderful people who have walked alongside me through the ups and downs of recent months. One of the best things about the chaotic times I’ve been bouncing along through is that I have such a clear sense of who my people are. And I am genuinely excited by the possibilities for what we’ll do together next. And I hope to see some of you in Melbourne!

About Alex Rodriguez

Writer, improviser, organizer, meditator, trombonist
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2 Responses to Starting a new job as Managing Director of ISIM

  1. jazzmandel says:

    Congrats, Alex. Does this mean you’re back- burning JJA thoughts? Or have you made some progress on that path? Howard

    On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 8:45 AM Alex W. Rodriguez wrote:

    > Alex Rodriguez posted: ” As those of you who have been following my recent > writing know, this past year and a half has been full of dramatic life > changes for me–finishing a PhD, moving across the country, organizing for > abuse survivors in my Buddhist and academic communities” >

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