July 15, 2019
Indian Hill Music Names Lisa Fiorentino as Chief Exec. Officer

Lisa Fiorentino
February 7, 2019 — Indian Hill Music, a nonprofit in Littleton that uses the transformational power of music to promote expression, healing, and growth, last week announced that Lisa Fiorentino has been named chief executive officer.

Fiorentino was promoted from chief operating officer at Indian Hill Music. She takes over from Susan Randazzo, a founder who has served as Indian Hill Music’s executive director since 2001

Randazzo will transition to a role focusing on long-term institutional advancement as Indian Hill Music prepares for its new education and performance facility, the Music Center at Indian Hill, being built in Groton.

“Lisa is an excellent choice to lead Indian Hill Music into the future. Her promotion is part of a transition plan that we have been executing over the past several years,” said Randazzo. "Lisa has been driving our strategic direction as we prepare for our organization’s new home and I am confident in her ability to continue to move us forward.

“I am also looking forward to concentrating my efforts on development and artistic advising, two areas that I am most passionate about and that are critical to Indian Hill Music’s growth path. I am so happy to be taking on this new role. It is the right time for our organization and for me personally.”

Fiorentino began her tenure with Indian Hill Music 10 years ago as director of finance and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2014, playing a key role in planning and strategy for the organization.

Prior to joining the organization, she was vice president of finance and administration and chief accounting officer of NetScout Systems in Westford, where she helped manage that organization through a significant growth phase.

Fiorentino and a Bachelor of Science S from Merrimack College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bentley University.

She said, “We have an extraordinary opportunity to create one of the most ambitious cultural projects in New England, a world-class music center for teaching, performance, and community partnership. Our organization provides exceptional and vibrant music experiences that educate, energize, and enrich our community. I look forward to working with Indian Hill’s outstanding team of staff, faculty, musicians, and board members to deepen our impact in the region.”

Randazzo founded Indian Hill Music in 1985, and served as faculty and orchestra member, administrator in a variety of positions, and student parent. Under her leadership, Indian Hill Music completed strategic plans in 2007 and 2013, adopting a clear mission “to share the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need.”

An accomplished cellist, Randazzo served on the faculty of Indian Hill Music School for 13 years and continues to play in the professional orchestra of Indian Hill.

One of only a few organizations in the U.S. that combines a community music school, professional symphony orchestra, diverse concert series, and high-impact outreach, Indian Hill Music serves 79 communities in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Its new center, sited on 110 acres, is set to open in 2022 and will include a 1,000 seat concert hall, a 300 seat recital hall, rehearsal and teaching spaces, and state of the art acoustics.

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