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 Frances Armour Bryant 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
**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.
David Glover, Associate Conductor
The Governor and Mrs. J. Melville Broughton Chair
David Glover joined the North Carolina Symphony as Associate Conductor in the 2014/15 season. Glover came to the North Carolina Symphony from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he served for two years as the Assistant Conductor. His duties with the North Carolina Symphony include conducting education and evening concerts throughout the state as well as performances on the Pops Series and Young People’s Concerts. He regularly prepares audiences for what to listen for at pre-concert talks.
He has led numerous orchestras including the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera in Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera-Cluj. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, as well as a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University, where he was named an Adjunct Lecturer in 2007.
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. Mary Susan Fulghum, Vice Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Joe Bastian, Treasurer, Chapel Hill
Dr. Ted R. Kunstling, Assistant Treasurer, Raleigh
Dr. Sally C. Johnson, Secretary, Raleigh
Ms. Sandi M. A. Macdonald, President & CEO, Raleigh
Ms. Deborah M. Aiken, Raleigh
Dr. Tim Altman**, Laurinburg
Dr. Trude R. Bate, Cary
Mrs. Janie W. Bird, Raleigh
Mr. Jud Bowman, Chapel Hill
Ms. Patty Briguglio, Cary
Mr. Martin H. Brinkley, Raleigh
Mr. Steve Burriss, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Clancy, Raleigh
The Honorable Roy Cooper*, Raleigh
Mr. David R. Crabtree, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Robert C. Doherty, Raleigh
Mr. Keith Donahue**, Raleigh
Dr. Marijanet Doonan*, Pinehurst
Mrs. Ruth Dzau, Durham
Mrs. Margaret Poyner Galbraith, Raleigh
Mr. Rick Gardner, Raleigh
Mr. Robert Graham, Chapel Hill
Mr. Donald A. Haile, Raleigh
Mr. David Haines, Cary
Secretary, Susi H. Hamilton*, Wilmington
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes, Fayetteville
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
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. Branford Marsalis, Durham
Mr. James Morgan**, Raleigh
Mr. Graham Mosely, Wilmington
Mr. Sharat Nagaraj, Raleigh
Mr. Thomas L. Norris, Jr., Raleigh
Mr. G. Patel, Raleigh
Mrs. Florence Peacock, Chapel Hill
Dr. Emily Mann Peck, Raleigh
Mrs. Ashley Matlock Perkinson, Raleigh
Dr. Ramachandra P. Reddy, Cary
Mr. Thomas H. Roberg*, Raleigh
Mr. Richard H. (Dick) Robinson, Jr., Chapel Hill
Mr. Jeffrey B. Sheehan, Raleigh
Mr. Jason Smith, Raleigh
Mrs. Tracey Fodor Smith, Farmville
Mr. David Sontag, Chapel Hill
Mrs. Linda J. Staunch*, New Bern
Mr. Terry L. Stevens, Raleigh
Mrs. Jennie Harris Wallace, Raleigh
Mr. Dereck Whittenburg, 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, Vice President, Raleigh
Col. Matt Segal, Treasurer, Cary
Mr. D.S. (Steve) Hodges, Secretary, Durham
Ms. Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Don Davis*, Raleigh
Dr. Robert N. Eby, Chapel Hill
Dr. Warner Hall, Raleigh
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
Mrs. Louise A. Miller, Cary
Ms. Dianne C. Sellers, Raleigh
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh
Mr. Josiah Stevenson IV, Pinehurst
*Ex Officio Member
TRUSTEE LISTS CURRENT AS OF AUGUST 2018
Sandi M.A. Macdonald – President & CEO
Sue Guenther – Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Martin Sher – Vice President & General Manager
Brad Courage – Orchestra Personnel Manager
Joshua Fisher – Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica Kunttu – Assistant Librarian
Erin Lunsford – Artistic Planning Manager
Janice McLaughlin – Senior Assistant Librarian
Deborah Nelson – Principal Orchestra Librarian (The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair)
Bo Osborne – Stage Manager
Patrick Parker – Stage Crew
Donald Tippett – Director of Operations
Luke Witchger – Operations Manager
Finance & Administration
Robert Schiller – Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO
Myranda Broyles-Lewis – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Thomas Campbell – Information Processing & Fulfillment Manager
Tiffany Debnam – Database Manager
Glenda Hughes – Controller
Amy Kennemur – Human Resources & Office Systems Manager
Stan Williams – Public Affairs Contractor
Marketing & Audience Development
Linda Charlton – Vice President for Marketing & Audience Development
Jennifer Blackman – Graphic Designer
Gavin Brown – Box Office Manager
Sara Dobson – Statewide Coordinator
Maria H. Ewing – Director of Advertising & Promotions
Charles Farmer – Box Office Associate
Alexandra Finazzo – Box Office Associate
Richard Hess – Communications Project Manager
Meredith Kimball Laing – Director of Communications
Cathy Leveris – Box Office Associate
Susan Lynch – Box Office Associate
Jonathan Naylor – Box Office Associate
Jim Vestal – Box Office Associate
Emma Wall – Assistant Vice President of Marketing
Lisa Ransom – Vice President of Philanthropy
Pam Bash – Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving
Christin Danchi – Annual Giving Coordinator
Amanda Decker – Special Events Manager
Rebecca Gunn – Director of Annual Giving
Courtney Hamm – Corporate & Foundation Giving Coordinator
Rebecca Watkins – Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Anne Wolverton – Events Consultant
Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, January 26, 2019 and Sunday, January 27, 2019
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Monday, January 28, 2019
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.
Please go to the link below to submit your one-page resume as a PDF attachment. Resumes submitted otherwise will not be accepted.
Repertoire list for this audition is available at the following link:
Resumes must be received by October 10, 2018. Invitations to audition will be emailed by October 20, 2018.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
- Rates are currently being negotiated for the 2019/20 season. The current 2018/19 season is 39.5 weeks with a minimum salary of $1,445.95 /week ($57,115/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 during the 2019/20 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 currently has a 39.5-week regular season plus an optional 18-service summer season, which runs from mid-June through early July.
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. The orchestra played 91 Classical concerts, 43 Pops concerts, and 38 Education concerts. 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
Major Gifts and Planned Giving Coordinator
Immediate Opening (September 2018)
The Major Gifts & Planned Giving Coordinator is an essential member of a two-person team that is responsible for securing $2.2 million in major gifts in the 2019 fiscal year and increasing financial support from major givers ($10,000+) and legacy donors to support the Symphony’s mission and programs. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, the Major Gifts & Planned Giving Coordinator takes a lead role in prospect research, donor relations, reporting, scheduling and database entry for the major gifts and planned giving programs. This position serves as a prospect researcher for the Philanthropy department, and helps coordinate the Symphony’s stewardship and recognition of our highest level supporters.
Salary is commensurate with the level of experience that the North Carolina Symphony is seeking. Benefits package includes health insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, long-term disability, life insurance, and an employee assistance program, an optional 403(b) retirement plan and optional dental insurance.
POSITION: Major Gifts and Planned Giving Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
- Guided by the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, coordinate and implement the strategies of an effective major gifts and planned giving program and support the development of a robust pipeline of prospective donors.
- Guide preparation of research profiles and prospect review meetings.
- Assist in planning and execution of all individual concert sponsor events as well as individual donor cultivation and stewardship events, supervise volunteers, and represent the Philanthropy team at these events. Participate in concert duty on a regular basis.
- Work with the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving to develop the North Carolina Symphony’s planned giving program and Lamar Stringfield Society legacy group including management of digital and hardcopy mailings, collateral, and marketing materials.
- Collaborate with colleagues across departments to carry out strategies and activities to increase patron value, loyalty and engagement.
- Assist with the development and/or preparation of printed materials, digital materials, meeting information, patron event items as requested and in support of the Philanthropy Department’s work, with a focus on major gifts and planned giving.
- Provide administrative support for the Major Gifts and Planned Giving program:
- Coordinate and support the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, the Vice President of Philanthropy and the CEO in campaign planning and execution.
- Provide support for the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving through maintenance of proposal and sponsorship calendars, managing production schedules, scheduling visits, and maintaining thorough and accurate donor files.
- Support the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving in creating proposals, donor meetings, donor relations, and sending appeals, acknowledgement letters and general correspondence in a timely fashion.
- Ensure acknowledgement letters are copied, filed and mailed in a timely manner.
- Provide up-to-date reporting on fundraising progress and contacts with donors to the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving and the Vice President of Philanthropy and manage the entry of reports into the database.
- Work collaboratively with department members to track major, planned, estate and endowment gifts to ensure proper donor recognition and stewardship.
The duties listed above are not all inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.
- Knowledge of non-profit fundraising strategies, operations and procedures
- 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience in fundraising, prospect research and/or donor relations
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal, relationship and customer service skills
- Excellent judgement and professionalism in dealing with people, being collaborative, responsive and supportive
- Experience working with high level donors and trustees
- Ability to function at a high level under deadline pressure
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project simultaneously, taking responsibility for the completion of each by its respective deadline
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic with ability to work independently
- 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; knowledge of and interest in classical music is a plus
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
- Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to:
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612
No phone calls, please