The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair
The Assad Meymandi and Family Chair
The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair
The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge Chair
The Richard and Joy Cook Chair
So Yun Kim
The Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Chair
The Phyllis (“Pat”) Conrad Wells Chair
The James C. Byrd and Family Chair
The Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw Chair
The Harvey At-Large Chair
The J. Felix Arnold Chair
The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair
The Florence Spinks and Charles Jacob Cate and Alma Yondorf and Sylvan Hirschberg Chair
The Betty Ellen Madry Chair
The Herman and Marga Roberg Chair
The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair
The William Charles Rankin Chair
The Nell Hirschberg Chair
The Sara Wilson Hodgkins Chair
The Secretary of Cultural Resources Betty Ray McCain Chair
The Martha and Peyton Woodson Chair
The Dr. and Mrs. Preston H. Gada Chair
The Mark W. McClure Foundation Chair
The Harllee H. and Pauline G. Jobe Chair
The John C. and Margaret P. Parker Chair
The Mr. and Mrs. George M. Stephens Chair
The Dr. and Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr. Chair
The Jack and Sing Boddie Chair
The Jean Dunn Williams Chair
The Hardison and Stoltze Chair
The Lizette T. Dunham Chair
The Clarence and Alice Aycock Poe Chair
The Bruce and Margaret King Chair
The Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Walker, II Chair
The Kathryn Powell and Green Flavie Cooper Chair
The Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald S. Hudson Chair
The Beethoven Chair
The Mary T. McCurdy Chair
The James Marion Poyner Chair
The Roger Colson and Bobbi Lyon Hackett Chair
The Paul R. Villard and Gabriel Wolf Chair
The Mary Susan Kirk Fulghum Chair
The George Smedes Poyner Chair
The Henry and Martha Zaytoun and Family Chair
The Thomas Warwick Steed, Jr. Family Chair
The Governor and Mrs. James G. Martin, Jr. Chair
The Ron and Janie Kupferman Chair
The Patricia R., Steven T. and George F. Hackney III Chair
The Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr. Chair
The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair
To Be Filled
The Albert and Susan Jenkins and Family Organ Chair
Principal Orchestra Librarian
The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair
Senior Assistant Librarian
**Leave of absence
Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
The Maxine and Benjamin Swalin Chair
Grant Llewellyn is renowned for his exceptional charisma, energy, and easy authority in music of all styles and periods. A native of Tenby, South Wales, Llewellyn won a conducting fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts in 1985, where he worked with conducting legends Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, and André Previn. As Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the early 1990s, he conducted at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and on classical series and Boston Pops concerts.
Llewellyn has conducted many orchestras in North America, most notably the symphonies of Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Toronto. As Music Director of the Handel and Haydn Society, America’s leading period orchestra, he gained a reputation as a formidable interpreter of music of the Baroque and Classical periods.
Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne since 2015, Llewellyn has held positions with numerous other European orchestras — including Principal Conductor of the Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Guest Conductor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. An accomplished opera conductor, Llewellyn has appeared at the English National Opera, Opera North, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
Llewellyn has led NCS in four critically acclaimed recordings, most recently Britten’s Cello Symphony and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante, both with cellist Zuill Bailey. Deeply committed and passionate about engaging young people with music, Llewellyn regularly leads education activities with NCS and around the world.
Wesley Schulz, Associate Conductor
The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair
Wesley Schulz, appointed NCS Associate Conductor in the 2017/18 season, previously served as Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Festival Orchestra, and as Director of Orchestras at the University of Puget Sound. In the 2014/15 season, Schulz was the Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony. Upcoming and recent conducting engagements include the Austin Symphony Orchestra, The Venice Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, and the Juneau Symphony.
Schulz made his Seattle Symphony debut in a sold-out performance with singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov, led seven world premieres at the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, and assisted with recordings for the symphony’s Grammy-winning label, Seattle Symphony Media.
From 2009 to 2013, Schulz was the Assistant Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra, a professional summer orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. In addition to teaching at the University of Puget Sound and the Seattle Conservatory of Music, he has served as Music Director for both the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras and Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra.
From 2007 to 2011, Schulz directed the Texas Chamber Group, an ensemble he founded in Austin, Texas, dedicated to performing chamber orchestra works in creatively designed performance contexts.
Schulz graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in percussion performance and music education from Ball State University and doctoral and master’s degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. When not on the podium, he can be seen hitting the pavement in preparation for his next marathon.
North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc.
The Society Board is the governing, policy and operating board of the Symphony Society. It secures financial resources, approves program goals, engages in strategic planning and oversees budgets, continuing the Society’s mission to achieve the highest level of artistic quality and performance standards, and embracing the dual legacies of statewide service and music education.
Mr. Don Davis, Chair, Raleigh
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Vice Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Joe Bastian, Treasurer, Chapel Hill
Mr. Terry L. Stevens, Assistant Treasurer, Raleigh
Mrs. Ashley Matlock Perkinson, Secretary, Raleigh
Ms. Sandi M. A. Macdonald, President & CEO, Raleigh
Ms. Deborah M. Aiken, Raleigh
Dr. Tim Altman**, Laurinburg
Dr. Trude R. Bate, Cary
Ms. Denise S. Bennett, Raleigh
Mrs. Janie W. Bird, Raleigh
Mr. Jud Bowman, Durham
Ms. Patty Briguglio, Cary
Mr. Steve Burriss, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Clancy, Raleigh
The Honorable Roy Cooper*, Raleigh
Mr. Jeffrey A. Corbett, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Robert C. Doherty, Raleigh
Mr. Keith Donahue**, Raleigh
Dr. Robert N. Eby, Chapel Hill
Mr. Rick Gardner, Raleigh
Mr. Michael Gering, Raleigh
Mr. Mike Golden, Raleigh
Mr. Donald A. Haile, Raleigh
Mr. David Haines, Cary
Secretary, Susi H. Hamilton*, Wilmington
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes, Fayetteville
Mr. Richard E. Hinson, Chapel Hill
Mr. Douglas C. Hornberger, Raleigh
Mr. Kevin Howell**, Raleigh
Mr. Michael Patrick Hughes, Raleigh
The Honorable Mark Johnson*, Raleigh
Mr. L. Dwain Joyce*, Fayetteville
Mrs. Cecelia Eckert Kennedy, Morrisville
Dr. Robert Lacin, Raleigh
Mr. Robert MacNeill, Jr., Durham
Mr. Branford Marsalis, Durham
Mrs. Louise A. Miller, Cary
Mr. James Morgan**, Raleigh
Mr. Graham Mosely, Wilmington
Mrs. Florence Peacock, Chapel Hill
Dr. Emily Mann Peck, Raleigh
Ms. Margaret Smedes Poyner, Raleigh
Dr. Ramachandra P. Reddy, Cary
Mr. Jason Smith, Raleigh
Mrs. Tracey Fodor Smith, Farmville
Mr. David Sontag, Chapel Hill
Mrs. Linda J. Staunch*, New Bern
Mr. M. Gray Styers, Jr. Raleigh
Ms. Sandy Sully, Cary
Mrs. Jennie Harris Wallace, Raleigh
Mr. Dereck Whittenburg, Raleigh
Mr. Larry Wilson*, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Yull, Raleigh
*Ex Officio Member
The Society and Foundation Boards gratefully recognize the individuals listed below as Lifetime Trustees for extraordinary involvement and leadership of the Symphony over a significant period of time.
Dr. Assad Meymandi – 2015 Inductee
Mr. Edward O. Woolner – 2016 Inductee
North Carolina Symphony Foundation
The Foundation Board holds the permanent endowment of the Symphony, solicits additions to the endowment, safeguards and invests assets, and prudently expends funds for the exclusive use and benefit of the Symphony Society.
Mr. Larry Wilson, President, Raleigh
Mr. D.S. (Steve) Hodges, Vice President, Durham
Col. Matt Segal, Treasurer, Cary
Ms. Dianne C. Sellers, Secretary, Raleigh
Mr. Thomas H. Roberg, Past President, Raleigh
Mr. Chip Anderson, Raleigh
Ms. Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Don Davis*, Raleigh
Dr. Warner Hall, Raleigh
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
Mr. Bill Hodges, Raleigh
Dr. Ted Kunstling, Raleigh
Mr. Henry A. Mitchell, Jr., Raleigh
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh
*Ex Officio Member
TRUSTEE LISTS CURRENT AS OF NOVEMBER 2019
Sandi M.A. Macdonald – President & CEO
Sue Guenther – Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Donald Tippett – Vice President of Orchestra Operations
Bradford Courage – Director of Orchestra Personnel
Joshua Fisher – Stage Manager
Samantha Gallup – Artistic Operations Assistant
Jessica Kunttu – Assistant Librarian
Erin Lunsford – Artistic Planning Manager
Janice McLaughlin – Senior Assistant Librarian
Bo Osborne – Production Manager
Patrick Parker – Assistant Stage Manager
Martin Sher – Artistic Advisor
Jason Spencer – Director of Education
Stephanie Wilson – Principal Orchestra Librarian (The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair)
Finance & Administration
Robert Schiller – Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO
Carol Brown – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Tiffany Debnam – Database & Fulfillment Manager
Tiffany Haddock – Human Resources & Office Systems Manager
Glenda Hughes – Controller
Stan Williams – Public Affairs Contractor
Marketing & Audience Development
Linda Charlton – Vice President for Marketing & Audience Development
Jennifer Blackman – Graphic Designer
Ashley Blankenship – Group Sales & Promotions Coordinator
Gavin Brown – Box Office Manager
Sara Dobson – Statewide Coordinator
Maria H. Ewing – Director of Advertising & Promotions
Chuck Farmer – Box Office Associate
Richard Hess – Communications Project Manager
Meredith Kimball Laing – Director of Communications
Rebekah Middleton – Box Office Associate
Jonathan Naylor – Box Office Associate
Christopher Short – Box Office Associate
Jim Vestal – Box Office Associate
Emma Wall – Assistant Vice President of Marketing
Lisa Ransom – Vice President of Philanthropy
Pam Bash – Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy
Christin Danchi – Annual Giving Coordinator
Rebecca Gunn – Director of Annual Giving
Kayla Gurley – Special Events Coordinator
Courtney Hamm – Corporate & Foundation Giving Manager
Kim Korzen – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Coordinator
Rebecca Watkins – Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Associate Principal Viola
Assistant Principal Viola
Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Sunday, January 26, 2020
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Monday, January 27, 2020
The audition will take place at the North Carolina Symphony’s home, Meymandi Concert Hall, in downtown Raleigh. A winner may or may not be chosen at these auditions, and qualified candidates may be invited to return to play in the orchestra before a final decision is reached. Musicians taking this audition should only do so with the intention of accepting the position if it is offered.
Repertoire list for this audition will be available soon.
Please click here to submit your one-page resume as a PDF attachment. Resumes submitted otherwise will not be accepted.
Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition.
Resumes must be received by December 1, 2019.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
- The 2020/21 season will be 40 weeks. Minimum salary for both positions is $1,664.25/week ($66,569.80/annual).
- An optional 18-service summer season is available and paid at the position per-service rate.
- Benefits include 9% retirement contribution plus medical, life, and instrument insurance.
- Employment to commence beginning in the 2020/21 season, subject to winning candidate’s availability.
Please note that the North Carolina Symphony only hires individuals eligible for immediate employment by more than one employer in the United States and, generally, does not provide sponsorship for employment. The winning candidate will be required to provide proof of his/her legal eligibility to work in the United States.
ABOUT THE SYMPHONY:
The North Carolina Symphony is the state orchestra of North Carolina and has a legacy of statewide service and music education. Called by some the hardest-working orchestra in America, with the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony last year traveled 18,000 miles, taking Classical and Educational concerts almost every week to more than a quarter-million North Carolinians. Led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony continues to pursue its commitment to visionary performances, educating children, and serving the state.
No phone calls, please
Part-Time Box Office Associate (20 hours/week)
Immediate Opening (November 2019)
Under the direction of the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Associate will provide support services and operate department in a professional and efficient manner, supporting all box office activities to maximize ticket sales and maintain a high level of customer service.
Responsibilities for this multi-faceted role include: answer incoming calls and transfer to specific extensions; process ticket orders both in person and via phone, fax, mail, and online; process ticket exchanges; increase earned income through cross-sale and up-sale opportunities; assist with group sales when needed; perform general administrative office duties such as filing and photo copying and other duties as assigned by the Box Office Manager.
- Ability to organize, manage, and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with accuracy, timeliness, and enthusiasm
- Experience handling money, ideally in a box office setting
- Excellent oral and written communications skills and highly developed organizational skills
- Motivated and enthusiastic, with the ability to own projects while asking for assistance when needed
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Willingness to work outside of traditional business hours and to work a flexible schedule that requires statewide travel and evening and weekend concert work
- Provide exemplary customer service, including the ability to maintain a positive attitude, be flexible, and resolve problems under pressure
- Experience working in retail or phone sales preferred
- Experience with any ticket system preferred
The Organization: We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume by email to:
Box Office Manager
No phone calls, please
Marketing & Audience Development Intern
Immediate Opening (November 2019)
Under the direction of the Director of Advertising & Promotions, the Marketing & Audience Development Intern assists with projects and promotional activities related to marketing, audience development and promotions. This internship is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires to learn and grow professionally in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Responsibilities for this multi-faceted role include assisting with marketing research, social media marketing campaigns, preparing promotions for concerts and community events, attending concerts as front of house support, managing volunteers, preparing and distribute marketing materials, providing support to the Box Office, data entry, updating website, acting as an ambassador to your school for the NCS Campus Club, our student ticket rewards program, providing general administrative support and other tasks as assigned.
This is a part-time unpaid internship for a minimum of one semester. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
Expected start date: November 2019. Expected end date: May 2020
- Must be a university student studying business, marketing, public relations, non-profit management, or other fields related to the arts
- Internship must be for class credit or part of an internship requirement for graduation eligibility
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
- Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) proficiency preferred
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple priorities with varying deadlines
- Attention to detail; ability to execute accurately at a high level
- Ability to work independently on assigned tasks, seeking help as needed
- Resourcefulness; demonstrate research skills utilizing both traditional and digital resources
- Ability and commitment to work towards common goals; must be a team player
- Open to receiving directions as well as constructive criticism
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office; capacity to quickly learn basics of proprietary database software (Archtics)
Applicants are requested to send resume and cover letter to
Human Resources and Office Systems Manager
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612
and reference Marketing & Audience Development Intern in the subject line.
No phone calls, please