Jennifer Ritvo Hughes, Executive Director, joined Boston Baroque in November of 2018. As the group’s chief administrative officer, Hughes is responsible for the overall management and oversight of Boston Baroque’s finances, development, operations, artistic performances, educational outreach and long-range planning.
Prior to joining Boston Baroque, Hughes served as Executive Director of Cantata Singers for six and a half years. In her previous experience as Director of Publicity and Coordination for the Arts at Wellesley College, she led the promotion of the College’s public arts and cultural events and ran the Music Department’s Concert Series.
Hughes’ history of leadership in the Greater Boston community includes serving as finance chair of Wellesley College Friends of Art National Committee, board member of the Surf Point Foundation and the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, and corporation member of the Boston Early Music Festival. Former service includes time as regional chair of the Wellesley College Friends of Art Boston Committee, board member of Wellesley College Hillel Alumnae Association, and member of the Spaulding Hospital Young Professionals Group.
Hughes graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in music from Wellesley College, and earned a master’s degree in musicology from Brandeis University. A native of Newton, she lives in the town of Needham with her husband, who works as an attorney for UMass Memorial Health Care, and two daughters.