The Community School of Music and Arts will soon begin the hunt for a new executive director, as the current head of the local organization, Moy Eng, has announced she will step down at the end of the month.
"It is a bittersweet moment to depart CSMA at this pinnacle, especially when the start of my tenure was marked by a personal tragedy," she said. Eng's husband died unexpectedly just weeks into her taking the position. "The impacts of that event were profound and created the impetus to evaluate and recalibrate my professional and personal life."
Despite the loss of her husband, Eng pressed on in the highly demanding position for two years, working hard to improve the CSMA, according to John Williams, marketing and communications director for the organization. After leading the school to its highest ever level of private lesson enrollment and revenue, Williams said that Eng "feels like the school is in good shape," and now wants to ensure she has more time to spend with her family, including her two daughters.
Eng's last day is March 31. In the lead-up to her departure she will work with an as-yet-unnamed interim executive director, who will take over while the CSMA board searches for a full-time replacement.
Williams said that Eng has no plans to retire, noting that she will continue to serve in an advisory role to the board of directors for another six months after stepping down.