Improving Our Community in Kansas City has always been at the heart of our Quartet's mission.
Meet the people that help us do that through our performances and musical expertise below:
Marc Baylin - Professional Development
Marc Baylin has over thirty years of experience as an arts entrepreneur, project developer, and artist manager, and with extensive expertise in touring, presenting, and special event management. As founder and President of Baylin Artists Management, he oversees a professional staff and guides the curation of the roster while leading the marketing efforts and operation of the business.
In February of 2020, he announced Baylin Artists Management would sunset in 2021, after 28 years in operation. He has spent the better part of 2020 navigating the pandemic and assisting the artists with new management. In a new collaboration with Alliance Artist Management, six companies move to that roster beginning with the 21-22 season.
As Baylin Artists Management winds down, he will begin serving as Senior Advisor to Alliance Artist Management as well as consultant to The Acting Company (NYC). He has often consulted in the areas of programming, artist-career development, and artist-manager-presenter relations. Past consultations have been with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Dance Alloy, The Institute for Cultural Partnerships, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/ Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour.
He served as Concert Coordinator for a gala performance at the Kennedy Center featuring the National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin, and Janos Starker, celebrating the 1100th anniversary of Hungary, sponsored by the Hungarian Cultural Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary. He has served on the boards of Western Arts Alliance, Chamber Music America, and Pennsylvania Presenters and is a past President of NAPAMA- the national association for artist managers and agents. He is serving again on the board of Pennsylvania Presenters.
He has acted as facilitator on seven major commission projects involving the Library of Congress, Hancher Auditorium, the Lied Center of Kansas, composers Michael Daugherty, Anthony Davis, Joe Lovano, Mike Reid, and Julia Wolfe, and the ensembles Turtle Island Quartet, Ethos Percussion Group and the Bang on a Can All-Stars among others. The project with the Lied Center and Turtle Island Quartet yielded a Grammy award.
He has served on the review panel for the Southern Arts Federation “Meet the Composer” program, been a site visitor for the Philadelphia Dance Alliance, a panelist for the Arts Partners Program, and has been a guest panelist/speaker for the Southern Arts Exchange, Northeast Presenters Conference, Arts Midwest Conference, Western Arts Alliance Conference, Arts Presenters Conference, North Carolina Presenters, Chamber Music America, Pennsylvania Presenters, at the University of Delaware, University of Richmond, Rowan College of New Jersey, University of Texas/Austin, the University of Vermont, and for the Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts.
Other professional highlights include; the last set of live performances by the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake and the Boston Camerata, a rare set of performances featuring Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and the Bang on A Can All-Stars, facilitating the first American tours of numerous international artists including Circo Aereo from Finland, Cirk La Putyka from the Czech Republic, Theatre Re from London, Nobuntu from Zimbabwe, and the Art of Time ensemble from Canada. He organized major national tours by the actor Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter, actress/singer/dancer Jasmine Guy in Raisin’ Cane, critically acclaimed LA Theatre Works’ productions of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers by Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy F. Aarons, The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild featuring Ed Asner, James Cromwell, Sharon Gless, and Mike Farrell and the residencies by Actors From The London Stage in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame and Shakespeare at Notre Dame.
Marc Baylin is a graduate of Connecticut College where he received a B.A. in History with a concentration in Music History. While at Connecticut College he served on the Concert & Artist Series committee, wrote about the arts for the newspaper and received the college’s Anna Lord Strauss Medal for Community Service.
Dani Hoisington is a classically trained violinist and digital marketing and events professional. She completed her undergraduate education in 2016 at Vanderbilt University where she received degrees in Organizational Development and Violin Performance. She then began graduate work in music at Florida State University as a student of Dr. Shannon Thomas but changed course after a year to start a career in digital and field marketing at a Kansas City-based cybersecurity company. In addition, she currently coordinates events and handles digital communication for the Opus 76 Quartet.
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