Aïda Aoun has been renowned in new music circles through the variety of key functions that she has held for almost 20 years with the SMCQ. She arrived at the organization in 2000, with a background in economics and accounting and a keen interest in culture. Ms. Aoun became assistant in the areas of general management and communications, before assuming responsibility for administrative management in 2002. She has contributed to the design and set-up of the 2003 Montreal/New Music Internations festival, which marked a real turning point for the SMCQ. Since then, her close collaboration with the General and Artistic Directors has proven her excellent management and administrative skills plus her strong commitment to creative music.