Stephen Beaudoin

Recognized by Musical America magazine as one of the Classical Music Industry’s “Top Movers and Shapers of 2019,” Stephen Beaudoin is a well-established arts executive working to build a vibrant and inclusive creative world, with more than 17 years of leadership experience spanning the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, including work as a nonprofit CEO, publicly elected school board chair, family foundation board member, and consultant.

Mr. Beaudoin currently serves as Executive Director of The Washington Chorus (TWC), the D.C. metro community’s only two-time Grammy award-winning choral ensemble. With TWC, Beaudoin collaborates closely with Artistic Director Eugene Rogers, the TWC Board, staff, Chorus, and community partners to ensure the Chorus vibrantly and sustainably fulfills its mission through performance, community, and education programs.

Prior to his role with TWC, Mr. Beaudoin served as Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. There, Mr. Beaudoin collaborated with the Board and staff to lead a significant financial turnaround and realignment; developed and launched new artistic initiatives (including commissions from composers Michael Daugherty and Kimo Williams) and audience development programs, and led the Orchestra through its first-ever recording project, a world premiere work by composer Chris Brubeck in collaboration with multiple Grammy award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin, recorded at Strathmore Music Center. This recording was released to critical acclaim in spring of 2020. 

Prior to his role with the Maryland Symphony, Mr. Beaudoin served seven years as Executive Director of PHAME, an innovative Oregon nonprofit serving artists and musicians with intellectual or developmental disabilities and working to build a more inclusive creative world.  Through his leadership, PHAME experienced extraordinary financial, programmatic, and social impact growth, leading to marquee artistic collaborations, a robust sustainable business model, and leadership in arts equity and inclusion recognized across the state and the country.  Mr. Beaudoin has presented keynote talks on the arts and social impact for Adidas, Sustainable Business Oregon, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network national conference, and at many professional and civic organizations across the country.

Mr. Beaudoin's additional professional experience includes serving as Vice Chair and then Chair as a publicly-elected member of the Board for Multnomah Education Service District, an $80 million public education agency serving more than 100,000 Multnomah County students; and as Assistant Director of The Fenway Alliance, a regional collective of arts, education, and human service not-for-profit organizations expanding cultural access and community engagement in Boston's Fenway Cultural District.  Mr. Beaudoin has served on the boards of TEDxPortland, the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, and Oregon Humanities (appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber), and on the Executive Council of the national Composer Diversity Project, which works to increase representation of historically oppressed and under-represented peoples in classical music.  For his leadership and service, Mr. Beaudoin has been recognized with the Spirit of Portland Award by the late Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish (2014), the Skidmore Prize for excellence in nonprofit leadership (2011), the Rob Delf Award (2014), and the FACT Community Partner Award (2016).

Mr. Beaudoin's entrepreneurial approach was featured in the book “Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music” by Angela Myles Beeching (Oxford Press). He has written on arts and not-for-profit matters for The Oregonian, the Portland Business Journal, and the National Endowment for the Arts blog.  Mr. Beaudoin has performed as a vocalist with Pink Martini on tour and in recordings, as well as with the Portland Cello Project, Trinity Consort, Fear No Music, Opera Boston, and many more ensembles. He serves as a strategic advisor and board member of the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation, is an honors alum of Boston's New England Conservatory, where he earned a degree in Vocal Performance with Distinction in Performance Honors, and is currently an executive MBA student at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Stephen Beaudoin