Bagaduce Music Library Gets New Director

BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Music Lending Library has announced the appointment of Sean Schmeits as the international music library’s new executive director. He succeeds Susan Theriot, who announced her resignation earlier this year.

An experienced professional artist, arts administrator and public policy adviser, Schmeits brings expertise in the technical aspects of leading a nonprofit organization and is known to work well with volunteers as an executive director, said Judy McGeorge. McGeorge, a former executive director of the library, now serves on its board of directors and co-chaired the search committee.

McGeorge said Schmeits demonstrated a strong understanding of marketing and developing the music library during the review process.

Schmeits and his wife, Amy Jirsa, an actress and poet who currently teaches and is completing a degree at the University of Maine, recently moved to Brooksville.

Formed in 1983 to provide music access to performers and music lovers nationwide, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library has more than 1 million pieces of cataloged music, representing more than 200,000 scores and sheet-music titles.

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Nicole Ouellette

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