Jennifer Barlament joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in January 2016 as Executive Director. Together with Music Director Robert Spano, Barlament continues to define and execute the strategic vision for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, both artistically and financially, while engaging key audiences to make that vision a reality.
A lifelong musician, Barlament has nearly two decades of experience leading orchestras across the country, most recently as General Manager of The Cleveland Orchestra, Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and General Manager of the Omaha Symphony.
In 1998, Barlament was accepted into the highly competitive Orchestra Management Fellowship Program of the League of American Orchestras. She worked in all aspects of orchestra management during Fellowship assignments with the San Francisco Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony and the Detroit Symphony. She now serves as a core faculty member for the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar.
Barlament earned her bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in physics at Emory University, where she received awards for both music and academic performance. She earned a master’s degree in clarinet performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she also founded the New Eastman Symphony. In 2013, Jennifer was the recipient of the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious Helen M. Thompson Award, given every two years to an early-career executive director. Jennifer resides in Druid Hills with her husband Kenneth Potsic, a bassoon repair and restoration specialist, and their son David.
To contact Jennifer, email Jennifer.Barlament@atlantasymphony.org