Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Years in current position: 10
Years in the field: 28
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Orchestra Management seminar, League of American Orchestras
Undergraduate accounting/finance course
Orchestra Leadership Academy seminars, League of American Orchestras
House Manager/Instrument Librarian, New England Conservatory
Assistant Stage Manager/Stage Manager, Tanglewood Music Center
Assistant Manager, Brevard Symphony Orchestra (FL)
General Manager, Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Director of Operations, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra
Executive Director, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra
What are the most surprising, interesting or challenging aspects of your day-to-day work?
The variety of tasks, interaction with many people, travel.
What inspired you to work for an orchestra?
A college workstudy job at New England Conservatory, and summer work at Tanglewood.
What were you first steps toward an orchestra career?
I enrolled in the League’s Career Center (receiving the then bi-weekly snailmailed job notices), applied for the Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, took part-time work with Boston-area freelance orchestras.
What advice would you offer to someone considering the orchestra field?
Intern, take a part-time position, or volunteer with an orchestra.
Any other advice?
Be patient. The job for you may not be the first—or even the seventh—opportunity.