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 SOP Podcast #23: Beth Zucchino On Managing Concert Organists Welcome to episode 23 of Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast! Today's guest is Beth Zucchino, who is the founder and director of Concert Artist Cooperative, an international association of soloists and ensembles which has been advertising together for going on 27 years. ​She is also the designer and caretaker of Creative Arts Series, a diverse and embracing northern California based outreach for all ages and abilities with a primary focus on the organ and its literature. In the summer of 2014 Beth became the dean of the Redwood Empire AGO chapter – Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, to save the chapter from acquisition or dissolution. Residing with her immediate family, along with their llama, three alpacas, three rabbits, two cats and two dogs on Jacob’s Jamboree mini farm in Sebastopol, she extends their peaceful country environment to visitors from near through far and around the world. In this conversation, Beth will share her insights about what it takes to lead Concert Artist Cooperative, what it takes to manage a diverse group of soloists and ensembles from around the world, and what it takes to organize organ events in this ever changing organ landscape as it is today. I apologize for some high-pitched static sound you are hearing in this recording (we've had a mysterious time with technology that day). It's not loud, and I hope the words of Beth and mine will be clearly audible. Enjoy and share your comments below. ​ If you like these conversations with the experts from the organ world, please help spread the word about the SOP Podcast by sharing it with your organist friends.​ Relevant link: