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Chase Maggiano, Ward 3

Chase Maggiano is an accomplished arts management professional with a demonstrated track record of improving performance in the non-profit and corporate industries.

A lifelong freelance violinist with particular experience playing in chamber and musical theatre settings, Mr. Maggiano is the owner of Washington Fine Bows which provides rehair service for bows in the violin family as well as consultation and sales. Mr. Maggiano opened his first violin business in college, where he quickly developed a love for the bow. Under the tutelage of Master Bow Maker and founder of the Oberlin Bow Making Program Yung Chin, he repairs and consults on bows for the string quartet family. Mr. Maggiano's first experience behind the workbench was in 1997 when he apprenticed in the workshop of Vienna based luthier William Moran.

Mr. Maggiano spent the first part of his professional life as a non-profit arts executive serving local organizations, including staff recruitment/management, artistic production, operational efficiency, financial oversight, relationship-building, and fundraising. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Executive Director of the Washington Chorus, overseeing the Grammy Award-winning company, including budget creation and fiscal management in excess of $1MM oversight of artistic programming and production for 15-20 mainstage events per season, executing artist contracts, leading fundraising, overseeing staff, and managing day-to-day operations. Immediately prior to this role, Mr. Maggiano served as Executive Director of the Gay Men's Chorus, where he led its role as an international voice of social justice through the arts with global programming, a broad and inclusive vision, and 40-50 performance events per season.

A Ward 3 resident, Mr. Maggiano obtained a bachelor of arts from Georgetown University, serves as a board member of Sound Impact, and is a member of the Violin Society of America.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Commissioner Since: July 24, 2023

Current Term Ends: June 30, 2025