Comm profiles MA
Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Years in current position: 12
Years in the field: 12
East Asian Studies
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What are the most surprising, interesting or challenging aspects of your day-to-day work?
The most challenging is balancing the needs of the various departments: I oversee marketing, communications, sales, event services, merchandising, front-of-house operations, and corporate sponsorships.
What inspired you to work for an orchestra?
The reputation of the BSO and the importance of music in general.
What were your first steps in your professional career?
I graduated during a major recession, so I did not have many choices. I learned valuable information/skills in each job I had.
What advice would you offer to someone considering the orchestra field?
It is a very challenging, yet rewarding field. Each day is interesting and varied.