Ramping up its organization, the Texas Early Music Projectis has hired its first managing director. Allison Welch joins artist director Daniel Johnson to helm the non-profit music group.

Welch holds a doctorate in musicology and has arts administration experience. She is also a performer on both Baroque and modern oboe.

TEMP begins its season Sept. 21-22 with "TEMP Goes to the Opera: Aires and Arias from the 16th to the 18th Centuries." See

www.early-music.org/schedule.html for the organization complete season info.