OUR PEOPLE

Violin I

Brian Reagin
Concertmaster
The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair

 

Dovid Friedlander**
Associate Concertmaster
The Assad Meymandi and Family Chair

 

Emily Rist Glover*
Associate Concertmaster
The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair

 

Karen Strittmatter Galvin**
Assistant Concertmaster

 

Erin Zehngut*
Assistant Concertmaster

 

 

Carol Chung*
The James C. Byrd and Family Chair

 

Paul Goldsberry
The Richard and Joy Cook Chair

 

 

So Yun Kim
The Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Chair

 

Marilyn Kouba
The Phyllis (“Pat”) Conrad Wells Chair

 

 

Maria Meyer**
The Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw Chair

 

 

Lin-Ti Wang*
The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge Chair

 

Eileen Wynne
The Harvey At-Large Chair

 

To Be Filled
The J. Felix Arnold Chair

 

Violin II

Principal
The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair

 

David Kilbride*
Associate Principal
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair

 

Anton Shelepov*
Assistant Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola

Samuel Gold
Principal
The Florence Spinks and Charles Jacob Cate and Alma Yondorf and Sylvan Hirschberg Chair

 

Kurt Tseng
Associate Principal
The Betty Ellen Madry Chair

 

To Be Filled
Assistant Principal

 

 

 

 

Amy Mason
The J. Sidney Kirk Chair

 

Sandra Schwarcz
The Samuel H. and Anne Latham Johnson Chair

Cello

Bonnie Thron
Principal
The June and Tom Roberg Chair

 

Elizabeth Beilman
Associate Principal
The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair

 

Peng Li
Assistant Principal,
Anonymously Endowed

 

Yewon Ahn
Anonymously Endowed

 

Sunrise Kim**
The William Charles Rankin Chair

 

David Meyer
The Nell Hirschberg Chair

 

Lisa Howard Shaughnessy
The Sara Wilson Hodgkins Chair

 

Nathaniel Yaffe
The Secretary of Cultural Resources Betty Ray McCain Chair

 

Double Bass

Leonid Finkelshteyn
Principal
The Martha and Peyton Woodson Chair

 

Robert K. Anderson
Associate Principal
The Dr. and Mrs. Preston H. Gada Chair

 

Craig Brown
The Mark W. McClure Foundation Chair

 

Erik Dyke
The Harllee H. and Pauline G. Jobe Chair

 

Bruce Ridge
The John C. and Margaret P. Parker Chair

 

Flute

Anne Whaley Laney
Principal
The Mr. and Mrs. George M. Stephens Chair

 

Mary E. Boone
Assistant Principal
The Dr. and Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr. Chair

 

Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jack and Sing Boddie Chair

 

Piccolo

Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jean Dunn Williams Chair

 

Oboe

Melanie Wilsden
Principal
The Hardison and Stoltze Chair

 

Joseph Peters
Associate Principal,
The Lizette T. Dunham Chair

 

Sandra Posch
The Clarence and Alice Aycock Poe Chair

 

English Horn

Joseph Peters
The Bruce and Margaret King Chair

 

Clarinet

Samuel Almaguer
Principal
The Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Walker, II Chair

 

Matthew Griffith*
Assistant Principal
The Kathryn Powell and Green Flavie Cooper Chair

Bassoon

Aaron Apaza
Principal
The Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald S. Hudson Chair

 

Wenmin Zhang
Assistant Principal,
The Beethoven Chair

 

French Horn

Rebekah Daley
Principal
The Mary T. McCurdy Chair

 

Kimberly Van Pelt
Associate Principal
The Paul R. Villard and Gabriel Wolf Chair

 

Corbin Castro*
The Roger Colson and Bobbi Lyon Hackett Chair

 

 

 

Tanner West*
The James Marion Poyner Chair

 

To Be Filled
The Mary Susan Kirk Fulghum Chair

 

Trumpet

Paul Randall
Principal
The George Smedes Poyner Chair

 

David Dash*
Associate Principal
The Henry and Martha Zaytoun and Family Chair

 

Trombone

John Ilika
Principal
The Thomas Warwick Steed, Jr. Family Chair

 

Jonathan Randazzo
Assistant Principal
The Frances Armour Bryant Chair

 

Bass Trombone

Matthew Neff
Anonymously Endowed

 

Tuba

Seth Horner
Principal
The Governor and Mrs. James G. Martin, Jr. Chair

 

Harp

 

 

Timpani

Colin Hartnett
Principal
The Patricia R., Steven T. and George F. Hackney III Chair

 

Percussion

Richard Motylinski
Principal
The Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr. Chair

 

Rajesh Prasad
Assistant Principal
The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair

 

Organ

To Be Filled
The Albert and Susan Jenkins and Family Organ Chair

 

Library

Stephanie Wilson
Principal Orchestra Librarian
The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair

*Acting position

**Leave of absence

Grant

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director Laureate

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.

Carlos Miguel Prieto photographed in London on Monday 6 November

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Artistic Advisor

The North Carolina Symphony has announced the appointment of Carlos Miguel Prieto as its next Music Director. His initial four-year term as Music Director begins with the 2023-2024 season. He will serve as Music Director Designate during the 2022-2023 season.

Carlos Miguel Prieto’s charismatic conducting and expressive interpretations have led to major engagements and critical acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and internationally.

Carlos Miguel Prieto was born into a musical family of Spanish and French descent in Mexico City. His charismatic conducting is characterised by its dynamism and the expressivity of his interpretations. Prieto is recognised as a highly influential cultural leader and is the foremost Mexican conductor of his generation. He has been the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, the country’s most important orchestra, since 2007. Prieto has also been Music Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006, where he has led the cultural renewal of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. In 2008 he was appointed Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, a hand-picked orchestra which performs a two-month long series of summer programmes in Mexico City and in 2021, Prieto was appointed as Artistic Advisor for the North Carolina Symphony.

Recent highlights include engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Spanish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Strasbourg Philharmonic and Auckland Philharmonia.

Prieto is in great demand as a guest conductor with many of the top North American orchestras including Cleveland, Dallas, Toronto, Minnesota, Washington, New World and Houston Symphony, and has enjoyed a particularly close and successful relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony.

Since 2002, alongside Gustavo Dudamel, Prieto has conducted the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), which draws young musicians from the entire American continent. A staunch proponent of music education, Prieto served as Principal Conductor of the YOA from its inception until 2011 when he was appointed Music Director. In early 2010 he conducted the YOA alongside Valery Gergiev on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Economic Forum at Carnegie Hall. In 2018 he conducted the orchestra on a tour of European summer festivals, which included performances at the Rheingau and Edinburgh festivals as well as Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. He has also worked regularly with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the NYO2 in New York.

Prieto is renowned for championing Latin American music, as well as his dedication to new music. He has conducted over 100 world premieres of works by Mexican and American composers, many of which were commissioned by him. Prieto places equal importance on championing works by Black and African American composers such as Florence Price, Margaret Bonds and Courtney Bryan, amongst others.

Prieto has an extensive discography that covers labels including Naxos and Sony. Recent Naxos recordings include Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 & Études tableaux Op.33, with Boris Giltburg and the RSNO, which won a 2018 Opus Klassik award and was listed as a Gramophone’s Critics’ Choice, 2017, and a recording of Korngold’s Violin Concerto with violinist Philippe Quint and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, which received two Grammy nominations. His recording of the Elgar and Finzi Violin Concertos with Ning Feng was released on Channel Classics in November 2018.

Carlos Miguel Prieto was recognized by Musical America as the 2019 Conductor of the Year. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard universities, Prieto studied conducting with Jorge Mester, Enrique Diemecke, Charles Bruck and Michael Jinbo.

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Michelle Di Russo, Assistant Conductor

The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair

A graceful yet powerful force on the podium, Argentinian-Italian conductor Michelle Di Russo is known for her compelling interpretations, passionate musicality, and championing of contemporary music. Recently appointed as Interim Director of Orchestras at Cornell University, she is a Freeman Conducting Fellow in Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion program and The Dallas Opera Hart Institute.

Former posts include serving as Assistant Conductor for the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra and serving as cover conductor and assistant for The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Musicfest. In addition to her fellowships, Di Russo was the recipient of a 2020 American Austrian Foundation/Faber Young Conductors Fellowship and a Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music, and has served as a conducting fellow at the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy.

Recent engagements include her debut with the North Carolina Symphony in two Young People’s Concerts featuring bilingual scripts (English-Spanish) as well as assisting Joseph Young and Sarah Hicks. During the pandemic, Di Russo co-created Girls Who Conduct, dedicated to bridging the gap between women and men in the conducting field and encouraging younger women and non-binary conductors to overcome any obstacles presented due to their gender.

Past highlights include serving as Assistant Conductor for Prague Summer Nights Festival in productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte in the Czech Republic; leading the premiere of Carlos Simon’s This Land at Arizona’s Gammage Memorial Auditorium’s “Beyond the Concert Series;” and serving as cover conductor for Grant Llewellyn with the North Carolina Symphony. Di Russo has guest-conducted the United States “Pershing’s Own” Army Band, the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, the Teatro Colón’s Orquesta Académica, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina Orchestra.

Di Russo’s artistic journey began at the age of three in ballet and continued with studies in voice and piano. She has participated as dancer/actress in Argentinian Disney TV shows such as Violetta and Rincon de Luz and was a cast member of a professional musical theatre production, Drácula by Cibrian-Mahler, while an undergraduate.

A native of Argentina, Di Russo holds a doctoral degree in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Kentucky. She completed her degree in Orchestral Conducting and Music Production of Audiovisual Media from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, where she was awarded an Ad-Hoc Diploma for the highest grade in Orchestral Conducting.

She has participated in master classes with conductors Cristian Măcelaru, Emmanuel Villaume, Marin Alsop, Carlo Montanaro, and Guillermo Scarabino. Mentors include Mei-Ann Chen, Tito Muñoz, Jeffery Meyer, and Carlos Vieu.

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. Jim Datin, Chapel Hill
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, 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
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes, Fayetteville
Mr. Richard E. Hinson, Chapel Hill
Mr. Kevin Howell**, Raleigh
Mr. L. Dwain Joyce*, Fayetteville
Mrs. Cecelia Eckert Kennedy, Morrisville
Ms. Rosemary Gill Kenyon, Raleigh
Dr. Robert Lacin, Raleigh
Mr. Robert MacNeill, Jr., Durham
Ms. Jane Marr**, Wilmington
Mr. Branford Marsalis, Durham
Mrs. Louise A. Miller, Cary
Ms. Ginger Minichiello, Carthage
Mr. James Morgan, Raleigh
Mrs. Florence Peacock, Chapel Hill
Dr. Emily Mann Peck, Raleigh
Ms. Margaret Smedes Poyner, Raleigh
Dr. Ramachandra P. Reddy, Cary
Ms. Donna Rhode, 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
The Honorable Catherine Truitt*, Cary
Mrs. Jennie Harris Wallace, Raleigh
Mr. Dereck Whittenburg, Raleigh
Secretary D. Reid Wilson*, Raleigh
Mr. Larry Wilson*, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Yull, Raleigh

*Ex Officio Member
**Governor’s Appointee

 

Lifetime Trustees

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 (deceased) – 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. Chip Anderson, Vice President, Raleigh
Col. Matt Segal, Treasurer, Cary
Ms. Dianne C. Sellers, Secretary, Raleigh
Mr. Thomas H. Roberg, Past President, 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
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh

*Ex Officio Member

 

North Carolina Symphony Chapter Boards

Craven County

Linda J. Staunch, President

Nancy Alexander
Susan Braaten
Jim Congleton
Philip Evancho
Catherine Everett
Hannah French
Cille Griffith
John Haroldson
Mary McGee
Bettina Meekins
Champ Mitchell
Luana Palimetakis
Tom Payne
Karen Plaster
Lauren Quinn
Pat Rowlett
Dawn Staats
Cindy Turco
John Ward

Cumberland County

Mr. L. Dwain Joyce, President

Mrs. Ellie Fleishman
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes
Dr. Jae Won Kim
Ms. Ashley Martin
Ms. Joyce McLeod
Mr. Calvin Mims
Mr. Worth Smith
Dr. Mark Tollefsen
Ms. Cathy Wilson

Edgecombe County

Ann Warren, President
Nettie Williams, Vice President
Catherine Powers-Moseley, Secretary

Erica Bilicki
Joy Chafin
Ronnie Ellis
Elizabeth Burns
Eric Greene
Becky Johnson
Nancy Dreier
Carol Ferri
Johanna Owens
Joe Proto
Jim Vogelman
Nina Rountree
Angie Ruffin
Katie Schultz
Suzanne Sharpe
Janet Spiers
Jessie Thorne

Moore County

Jim Arnold, President
Deb Swanson, Secretary

Luke Arno
Chris Dunn*
Ginger Minichiello
Marie Riedesel
Elaine Sills

Onslow County

Earl Taylor, President
Val Darner, Vice-President
Lyndsay Russell, Secretary

Elaine Bell
Jolie Brooks
Lane Beuerman
Dr. Erin Chaney
Pat Collins
Janae Copeland
Bill Darner
Susan Edwards
Gloria Goodwin
Dr. Robert Kell
Vickie Kell
Korene Marsh
Verne Seaton
Marjorie Tredwell

*Ex Officio Member

 

TRUSTEE LISTS CURRENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 2021

President’s Office

Sandi M.A. Macdonald – President & CEO
Email: smacdonald@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Sue Guenther – Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Email: sguenther@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5455

 

Artistic Operations

Donald Tippett – Vice President of Orchestra Operations
Email: dtippett@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5464

Samantha Gallup – Artistic Operations Assistant
Email: sgallup@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5462

Erin Norton – Artistic Planning Manager
Email: enorton@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5521

Bo Osborne – Production Manager
Email: hosborne@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.215.5738

Martin Sher – Artistic Advisor (Consultant)
Email: msher@ncsymphony.org

Christopher Short – Education Assistant
Email: cshort@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Jason Spencer – Director of Education
Email: jspencer@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5461

Taylor Troyer – Assistant Orchestra Librarian
Email: ttroyer@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5470

Stephanie Wilson – Principal Orchestra Librarian (The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair)
Email: swilson@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5468

 

Finance & Administration

Robert Schiller – Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO
Email: rschiller@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5490

Carol Brown – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Email: cbrown@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5493

Tiffany Debnam – Database & Fulfillment Manager
Email: tdebnam@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5496

Tiffany Haddock – Human Resources & Office Systems Manager
Email: thaddock@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5491

Glenda Hughes – Controller
Email: ghughes@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5494

Stan Williams – Public Affairs Contractor
Email: swilliams@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5456

 

Marketing & Audience Development

Linda Charlton – Vice President for Marketing & Audience Development
Email: lcharlton@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5474

Jennifer Blackman – Graphic Designer
Email: jblackman@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5481

Ashley Blankenship – Group Sales & Promotions Coordinator
Email: ablankenship@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5505

Sarah Clements – Assistant Box Office Manager
Email: sclements@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Maria H. Ewing – Director of Advertising & Corporate Partnerships
Email: mewing@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5480

Richard Hess – Communications Project Manager
Email: rhess@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5478

Melissa Holmes – Box Office Associate
Email: tickets@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Phillip Moran – Box Office Associate
Email: tickets@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Jonathan Naylor – Box Office Manager
Email: jnaylor@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5502

Elizabeth Popovic – Box Office Associate
Email: tickets@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Sarah Town – Director of Communications
Email: stown@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5456

Jim Vestal – Box Office Associate
Email: tickets@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Emma Wall – Assistant Vice President of Marketing
Email: ewall@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5507

 

Philanthropy

Lisa Ransom – Vice President of Philanthropy
Email: eransom@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5487

Rebecca Gunn – Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy
Email: rgunn@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5489

Courtney Hamm – Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving
Email: chamm@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5483

Becca Meier – Annual Giving Coordinator
Email: rmeier@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5492

Auditions

Section Violin I – 2 positions
Section Violin II – 1 position

Preliminary Auditions: Friday, April 29, 2022 – Saturday, April 30, 2022
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Sunday May 1 – Monday, May 2, 2022

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 this audition, 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.

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TO APPLY

Please click here to submit your one-page resume as a PDF attachment. Resumes submitted otherwise will not be accepted.

Resumes must be received by March 7th, 2022.

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • The 2022/23 season will be 40 weeks with a minimum salary of $1,550.95/week ($62,038.00/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 2022/23 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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Proof of Vaccination: All musicians auditioning for the North Carolina Symphony must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the date of administration of a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or two weeks after the date of administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc.). No exceptions or accommodations will be considered. Anyone who does not provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted to audition.

Face Masks: All musicians are required to wear a face mask indoors at Meymandi Concert Hall, including backstage areas. Face masks should be well-fitting, not transparent, have two or more layers, completely cover your mouth and nose, and fit snugly against the sides of your face with no gaps. Face masks with vents are not permitted.

No phone calls, please

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Administrative positions

Individual Giving Officer

Immediate Opening

THE POSITION
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy, the Individual Giving Officer will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects for gifts of $5,000 to $100,000 and above and legacy donors to the North Carolina Symphony. Expectations will be to secure a minimum of $1,000,000 annually in direct annual, major, and endowment gifts to the Symphony, to increase donation levels of current donors, to grow the overall portfolio of direct and legacy donors to the organization, and to play a lead role in building the Symphony’s endowed funds to a level of $50 million. The Individual Giving Officer shares responsibility for the achievement of overall department goals, including $3 million annually from individuals, and is an integral member of the fundraising team, with an emphasis on direct donor contacts and relationship building.

The Individual Giving Officer will also be responsible for managing and growing the Symphony’s planned giving program.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Secure $1,000,000+ in annual, major, and endowment gifts to the North Carolina Symphony annually, and secure new legacy gift commitments.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and serve as primary relationship officer for a portfolio of current and prospective donors.
  • Initiate contact and secure face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings with donors and prospects, including hosting donors at concerts.
  • Draft solicitations, proposals, and donor correspondence.
  • Continuously manage and update portfolio activity in the Archtics donor database.
  • Work collaboratively with the President & CEO, VP of Philanthropy, Assistant VP of Philanthropy, and the Philanthropy team to develop overall fundraising strategy for individuals and manage outcomes for success.
  • Annual Fund and Major Gifts: Manage the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of donors giving at the $5,000+ level, working in collaboration with the VP of Philanthropy and Assistant VP of Philanthropy to secure and steward these gifts. Oversee a robust individual sponsorship program, recognizing and stewarding sponsorship donors in conjunction with NCS concerts.
  • Planned Giving: Manage and grow the planned giving program for the North Carolina Symphony. Identify candidates for membership in the Lamar Stringfield Society and secure commitments for planned and estate gifts to the North Carolina Symphony. Develop programs to enrich the relationships between the Symphony and Lamar Stringfield Society members. Determine and execute appropriate vehicles for communication, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Endowment Giving: Guided by the Symphony’s strategic plan, secure commitments to grow the Symphony’s endowed funds from $37 million to a value of $50 million and greater, through outright gifts and planned gifts. Build appropriate, consistent recognition vehicles for endowment donors to enhance stewardship and deepen their long-term connection with the Symphony.
  • Perform other responsibilities or assignments as needed, including concert duty.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of experience and a proven track record of securing gifts of $5,000 to $100,000
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches, and the highest level of interpersonal skills
  • Skills in relationship-building, communications, prioritizing, negotiating, and influencing
  • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles, experience with gift planning marketing platforms, and successful record of soliciting and stewarding legacy gifts
  • Demonstrated success working with high level donors and trustees
  • Excellent written and polished presentation skills
  • Excellent research, analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of discretion and integrity
  • Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours
  • Team-oriented, flexible, positive, personable, and willing to learn
  • Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision, and values of the North Carolina Symphony; a knowledge of and interest in orchestral music is a plus
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; experience with donor databases and donor moves management
  • Bachelor’s degree required

This is a full-time, salaried position based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Our current hybrid work structure accommodates onsite social distancing and remote technology to allow for a safe and flexible work environment. The benefits package includes health insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, long-term disability coverage, life insurance, an employee assistance program, and voluntary vision and dental insurance.  Enrollees in our optional 403(B) retirement plan receive an employer match and our Health Saving Account offering provides a bi-annual employer contribution.

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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Proof of Vaccination: All administrative staff employed with the North Carolina Symphony must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the date of administration of a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or two weeks after the date of administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc.).

TO APPLY
Email cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample (solicitation, proposal, or stewardship report) to:

Rebecca Gunn, Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy
humanresources@ncsymphony.org

No phone calls, please

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Part-Time Box Office Associate (20 hours/week)

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • Willingness to perform outbound calling to sell tickets
  • 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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Proof of Vaccination: All administrative staff employed with the North Carolina Symphony must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the date of administration of a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or two weeks after the date of administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc.).

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume by email to:

Jonathan Naylor, Box Office Manager
jnaylor@ncsymphony.org

No phone calls, please

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SYMPHONY

About

About the North Carolina Symphony

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, the North Carolina Symphony swiftly pivoted to provide music education programs virtually and online, keeping our service and music education mission front and center. The Symphony re-imagined 2020/21 season included a subscription series of concerts filmed live in Meymandi Concert Hall and streamed to living rooms across the state and beyond and was enjoyed by 156,000 people. The 2021/22 season welcomes audiences back to concert halls around the state. The North Carolina Symphony is the recipient of a Catalyst Fund grant from the League of American Orchestras made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to build internal capacity in advancing our understanding and encouraging practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

NCS is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment including hiring, promotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, selection for training, and recruitment. All considerations are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of NCS, are based solely on the individual’s qualifications, merit, experience and performance. NCS is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony (NCS) is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. Each year, the North Carolina Symphony’s 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement events are enjoyed by adults and schoolchildren in more than 90 North Carolina counties—in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. The Symphony’s full-time professional musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Laureate Grant Llewellyn.

NCS’s state headquarters venue is the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The Symphony’s service across the state includes series in Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, as well as the Summerfest series at its summer home, the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. NCS brings some of the world’s greatest talents to North Carolina and embraces home-state artists from classical musicians to bluegrass bands, creating live music experiences distinctive to North Carolina.

Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra—serving nearly 70,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra Education Concerts that bring the fundamentals of music to life. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling, and at the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences.

NCS is dedicated to giving voice to new art and has presented more than 50 U.S. or world premieres in its history. In 2017, NCS appeared at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as one of four orchestras chosen for the inaugural year of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras—an honor that recognized the Symphony’s creative programming and innovative community partnerships.

The first state-supported symphony in the country, NCS performs under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.