Podcast: Steve Brosvik — Connecting Communities Through Music

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 6 Episode 12)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

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In this episode, Pete Codella, managing director of Business Services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, talks with Steve Brosvik, president and CEO of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO)

Brosvik shares his recent move to Utah and details his journey from the vice president and general manager of the Houston Symphony in Texas and chief operating officer of the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee to his current role as the president and CEO of the USUO.

The conversation explores Brosvik’s professional journey and the unique allure of USUO. Brosvik highlights the organization’s distinctive nature, being a combined full-time professional orchestra and opera company, which sets it apart from other cultural institutions across the country. He outlines the breadth of the organization’s work, from its extensive educational programs reaching over 130,000 students and teachers annually to its artistic production.

Brosvik also sheds light on the composition of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera, which consists of 87 full-time musicians and five opera resident artists from around the globe, underscoring the competitive nature of securing a position within this prestigious ensemble. He elaborates on the unique features of the USUO organization, such as being a significant combined professional orchestra and opera company with a vast educational outreach and hosting the Deer Valley Music Festival.