MENLO PARK, Calif. — Adam Fong has joined the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a program officer in the Performing Arts Program. Emiko Ono, the program’s director, announced Adam’s appointment in an email to the foundation’s staff, grantees, and colleagues:
I am writing to share the exciting news that Adam Fong will join us on August 20 as a program officer in the Performing Arts program. Adam has extensive experience as an arts administrator with several Bay Area music organizations and is also a composer and musician in his own right. He brings to this new role a unique combination of skills and experience, as well as a demonstrated commitment to building a thriving arts ecosystem in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Most recently, Adam served as the executive director of the Center for New Music in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, which he co-founded in 2012 to present new work, serve artists, and help support the new music community in the region. Earlier in his career, he held positions with organizations including Other Minds, Music at Kohl Mansion, and the San Francisco Opera.
Adam is also a co-founder and past director of Emerging Arts Professionals San Francisco/ Bay Area, a peer-based organization that has supported and nurtured young arts leaders for the past decade, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, among others, as part of our effort to address generational change in the nonprofit arts sector.
As a composer, performer, and independent concert producer, he has seen his compositions performed in Auckland, London, Berlin, across the United States, and throughout California. He has produced concerts and events at the California Institute of the Arts and with The Collected, an independent composer collective. And he remains active as a performer, collaborator, and multi-instrumentalist focusing on contrabass, voice, and piano.
Adam holds a master of fine arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts, as well as bachelor’s degrees in music composition and creative writing, and a master’s degree in English from Stanford University.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Adam to the Hewlett Foundation.