Caen Thomason-Redus is grateful to spend his time making a difference in the world through music. That journey has taken him through orchestras, presenters, universities, and now the League of American Orchestras, where he leads Inclusion and Learning. Immediately prior to joining the League, Caen oversaw Community and Learning at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A Grammy-nominated recording artist, Caen recently released Fierce Lyricism and Subtropical, collaborated on two albums featuring the compositions of Shawn Okpebholo, and recorded an extensive series of flute repertoire for The Flute Collection. He appears regularly as a guest speaker, lecturer or performer, and has held appointments in orchestras and universities large and small. Caen was named one of Musical America’s Top 30 Arts Administrators and he is a recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s MPower Artist Grant. He earned degrees in flute performance from Rice University and the University of Redlands, with additional studies at the University of Michigan and the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He and his wife love living in Michigan, where they try to be outdoors in every season and keep up with everything their three children enjoy doing. Learn more at caenthomasonredus.com.