OUR PEOPLE

Violin I

Brian Reagin
Concertmaster
The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair

 

To Be Filled
Associate Concertmaster
The Assad Meymandi and Family Chair

 

To Be Filled
Assistant Concertmaster
The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair

 

Karen Strittmatter Galvin
Assistant Concertmaster

 

Emily Rist Glover
The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge 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

 

 

 

 

Eileen Wynne
The Harvey At-Large Chair

 

Erin Zehngut
The J. Felix Arnold Chair

 

To Be Filled
The James C. Byrd and Family Chair

 

Violin II

Principal
The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair

 

To Be Filled
Associate Principal
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair

 

David Kilbride
Assistant Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Be Filled

 

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

 

Brian Sherwood
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

 

To Be Filled

 

Double Bass

Leonid Finkelshteyn
Principal
The Martha and Peyton Woodson Chair

 

Bruce Ridge*
Associate Principal
The John C. and Margaret P. Parker Chair

 

Craig Brown
The Mark W. McClure Foundation Chair

 

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

 

John Spuller*
The Dr. and Mrs. Preston H. Gada 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

 

Zhenyu Wang*
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

 

Taylor Troyer
Assistant Orchestra Librarian

*Acting position

**Leave of absence

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Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director Designate

The Maxine and Benjamin Swalin Chair

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 was born into a musical family of Spanish and French descent in Mexico City and is the foremost Mexican conductor of his generation. He was Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México from 2007 to 2022 and has been Music Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006. In 2008 he was appointed Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, which performs a series of summer programs in Mexico City.

Prieto is in great demand as a guest conductor with orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and New World Symphony, and has enjoyed a particularly close and successful relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Spanish National Orchestra.

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 Musik Festival and Edinburgh International Festival 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 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 & Études-tableaux Op. 33, with Boris Giltburg and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, which won a 2018 Opus Klassik award and was listed as a Gramophone Critics’ Choice for 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.

Grant

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director Laureate

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.

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Michelle Di Russo, Associate Conductor

The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair

Michelle Di Russo is Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony. She has conducted UNC Health Summerfest performances, Young People’s Concerts, bilingual educational performances, and Statewide Holiday Pops concerts with the Symphony. She has also been featured in the Symphony’s “Behind the Music” concert preview videos.


A graceful and powerful force on the podium, Michelle Di Russo is known for her compelling interpretations, passionate musicality, and championing of contemporary music. She is an advocate for underrepresented artists and in 2020 co-founded the organization Girls Who Conduct to support younger generations of women and non-binary conductors in overcoming obstacles they face due to their gender.

Di Russo’s artistic journey began in her native country, Argentina, at the age of three with ballet lessons, followed by studies in voice and piano. She has acted on television and onstage. Di Russo holds multiple degrees in Orchestral Conducting from Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, University of Kentucky (M.M.), and Arizona State University (D.M.A.). She is a Freeman Conducting Fellow in Chicago Sinfonietta’s prestigious Project Inclusion program and a recipient of the Concert Artists Guild’s Richard S. Weinert Award.

Previously, Di Russo served as Interim Director of Orchestras at Cornell University, Assistant Conductor for the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra, cover conductor and assistant for The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Musicfest, and as a conducting fellow at the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy. She has also acted as cover conductor for the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2022, she served as the Joel Revzen Conducting Fellow at Festival Napa Valley.

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. Joe Bastian, Chair, Chapel Hill
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Vice Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Terry L. Stevens, Treasurer, Raleigh
Mr. David Haines, Assistant Treasurer, Cary
Mrs. Ashley Matlock Perkinson, Secretary, Raleigh
Mr. Don Davis, Past Chair, 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
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
Rev. Dr. Christie Mabry, 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., Greensboro
Ms. Sandy Sully, Cary
The Honorable Catherine Truitt*, Cary
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. Joe Bastian*, Chapel Hill
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. James Narron, Smithfield
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh

*Ex Officio Member

 

North Carolina Symphony Chapter Boards

Craven County

Linda J. Staunch, President

Nancy Alexander
Susan Braaten
Dr. Jim Congleton
Philip Evancho
Dr. Catherine Everett
Hannah B. French
Cille Griffith
John Haroldson
Drew Honeycutt
Christopher McCrudden
Champ Mitchell
Luana Palimetakis
Tom Payne
Karen Plaster
Lauren Quinn
Pat Rowlett
Karen M. Skipper
Dawn D. Staats
Cindy Turco

Cumberland County

Mr. L. Dwain Joyce, President

Mrs. Alisa Evans Debnam
Mr. Chima Enwere
Ms. Andretta Hales
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes
Ms. Andrea Kelly
Ms. Ashley Martin
Ms. Joyce McLeod
Mr. Calvin Mims
Mr. Alec Powers
Mr. Worth Smith

Edgecombe County

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

Erica Bilicki
Elizabeth Burns
Joy Chafin
Doneva Chavis
Kerrie Clayton
Nancy Dreier
Ronnie Ellis
Carol Ferri
Anderson Ferrell
Eric Greene
Becky Johnson
Dr. Gregory McLeod
Johanna Owens
Joe Proto
Jim Vogelman
Nina Rountree
Angie Ruffin
Katie Schultz
Suzanne Sharpe
Janet Spiers
Jessie Thorne

Moore County

Ginger Minichiello, President
Deb Swanson, Secretary

Luke Arno
MaryEllen Cravotta
Chris Dunn*
Audrey Kessler
Greg Lundberg
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 JULY 1, 2022

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

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 – Director of Marketing
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

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

 

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

Matthew Holt – Corporate & Foundation Giving Coordinator
Email: maholt@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5479

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

Auditions

Assistant Concertmaster (3rd Chair)

Associate Principal Violin II (2nd Chair)

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Sunday, September 18, 2022
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Monday, September 19, 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
Applications for this audition are now closed.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The 2022/23 season is 40 weeks with a minimum titled salary of $1,706.04 /week ($68,241.60/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 immediately subject to winning candidate’s availability.

If a position is won by a current NCS member, the resulting vacancy may be offered to a runner up as a temporary appointment with a possibility of becoming permanent.

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 NC Symphony must provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Per the CDC, up-to-date vaccination is defined as administration of a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) plus one booster dose given at least 2 months later; or administration of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc.) plus one booster dose given at least 5 months later. 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.

ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
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 Laureate Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony continues to pursue its commitment to visionary performances, educating children, and serving the state.

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Administrative positions

Director of Artistic Planning

Immediate Opening

THE POSITION
The Director of Artistic Planning reports to the Vice President of Orchestra Operations (VPOO) and collaborates with the cross-institutional program planning committee to achieve artistic, audience development and revenue goals while also working with Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto to develop and enhance the artistic profile of the North Carolina Symphony.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
ARTISTIC PLANNING

  • In collaboration with the VPOO, Marketing Department and CEO, program Classical, Pops, Young Peoples, and Education concerts that fulfill the artistic vision of the Music Director and the mission of the Symphony.
  • Engage guest artists, negotiate fees and expenses while fostering positive relationships with artist managements and agencies.
  • Cultivate relationships with guest artists and conductors.
  • Identify diverse array of guest artists and conductors and keeps abreast of existing and emerging artistic talents and repertoire and furthering the NCS’s commitment to D&I.
  • Work closely with the VPOO and CEO to ensure processes, communication, and artistic quality are consistent across all programs and series.

ARTIST COORDINATION

  • Supervises Artistic Manager in:
    • The preparation, processing, and track guest artist agreements, including payment processing and tracking of all fees, expenses, and associated documentation.
    • Artist’s logistics for all artist needs including travel, hotel, local transportation, catering, complimentary tickets, itineraries, and all non-technical elements of artist contract riders.
    • Communication of cover conductors.
    • Management of Music Director’s travel.
  • Collaborate with CEO in arranging for Music Director and guest artist involvement in special events.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Create and maintain master season schedule through OPAS.
  • In partnership with VPOO and Director of Orchestra Personnel, responsible for establishing the long-range and weekly schedules for the Orchestra.
  • Prepare annual budget and quarterly projections for all appropriate departmental budgets.
  • Complete and submit visa petitions for Music Director and guest artists as needed.
  • Assist in the creation of NCS digital programming.

OTHER

  • Serve in rotation of Artistic Operations staff duty at rehearsal and concert activities including evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or training in orchestral music; performance experience is a plus
  • Five years progressive administrative experience in an arts organization with a focus on artistic planning
  • Knowledge of orchestral and chamber music repertoire
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • High level of organization with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail

The North Carolina Symphony values diversity in backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are encouraged to apply if they meet most of the qualifications listed above.

This is a full-time salaried position based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The salary hiring range is $72,000 to $79,000. The North Carolina Symphony is currently operating on a hybrid work structure with onsite and remote work. 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 a voluntary vision and dental insurance. Enrollees in our optional 403(b) retirement plan receive an employer match and our Health Savings Account offering provides a bi-annual employer contribution.

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.), and receiving all recommended boosters, when eligible.

TO APPLY
Please email your cover letter, résumé, and three references to:

Donnie Tippett, Vice President of Orchestra Operations
humanresources@ncsymphony.org

No phone calls, please

Application Deadline: Until Filled

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Orchestra Stage Manager

Immediate Opening

THE POSITION
The Stage Manager is directly responsible for the implementation of all stage production and logistics of the North Carolina Symphony (NCS). The incumbent directs all on-stage moves at all NCS performance venues and works with various NCS departments to ensure excellence in execution of all NCS events.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
CONCERT PRODUCTION
Promote excellence of execution of all NCS stage production. Oversee the smooth, timely and orderly back- and on-stage operational logistics of all NCS orchestral services and events:

  • Proactively anticipate and manage potential staging concerns, especially as they apply to the Master Contract, such as temperature, lighting, and safety before and during any NCS service/event.
  • Liaise with personnel management staff at services to ensure proper stage conditions.
  • Promote excellence of service to musicians for all orchestra services, ensure service conditions are consistent with the Master Contract and as appropriate.
  • Make all necessary pre-concert announcements and emergency announcements as appropriate.
  • Ensure proper display of all backstage signage.
  • Fulfill technical needs of guest artist needs in consultation with the Production Manager.
  • Move required performing equipment to all service sites and ensure proper configuration as required.
  • Ensure the professional appearance of the stage and immediate performance environment of the musicians .
  • Stand by during services to ensure smooth operations and make necessary logistical adjustments.
  • Oversee and participate in the strike, packing, and securing of all performing equipment at the conclusion of each service.
  • Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 50 pounds occasionally

FACILITY/PRESENTER RELATIONS

  • Oversee local crew and contract workers with an emphasis on personal safety and proper handling of NCS equipment.

TRUCK DRIVER

  • Must acquire a Class B CDL within 12 months of hire.
  • Primary truck driver for NCS equipment vehicle

NCS EQUIPMENT

  • Oversee necessary repair and maintenance of performing equipment and any other equipment used to move, transport, or store such equipment.
  • Pick up, move, transport, store, and return all equipment on loan to the NCS as directed by Production Manager.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Ensure proactive communications with library staff, conducting staff, personnel manager, and other Artistic Operations staff as appropriate to changing operational situations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned .

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in live event or theater production required, orchestral preferred
  • 5 years of experience leading stage crews, minimum 5 years of experience as stage crew
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to lift 50lbs comfortably
  • Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as required

The North Carolina Symphony values diversity in backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are encouraged to apply if they meet most of the qualifications listed above.

This is a full-time salaried position based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The salary hiring range is $45,000 to $58,000. The North Carolina Symphony is currently operating on a hybrid work structure with onsite and remote work. 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 Savings Account offering provides a bi-annual employer contribution.

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.), and receiving all recommended boosters, when eligible.

TO APPLY
Email cover letter, resume, three references to:

Donnie Tippett, Vice President of Orchestra Operations
humanresources@ncsymphony.org

No phone calls, please

Application Deadline: Until Filled

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Director of Orchestra Personnel

Immediate Opening

THE POSITION
The Director of Orchestra Personnel (DOP) is a leadership position within the organization, responsible for delivering outstanding personnel management to the musicians of the North Carolina Symphony (NCS). The DOP is responsible for the planning and supervision of all orchestra activities, executed under the regulations of our Master Contract. The incumbent participates in the development and implementation of artistic objectives to maximize the impact of the North Carolina Symphony in the community. The DOP collaborates closely in these goals with the senior management team and is supported by the Assistant Personnel Manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Oversee the development and implementation of annual master calendar with input from Artistic Planning and Marketing.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Artistic Planning, Vice President of Orchestra Operations, and President and CEO on themes, ideas, special events, and repertoire to maximize service utilization as well as the artistic and community impact of the NCS.
  • Serve as special advisor to the President & CEO pertaining to orchestra development.

FINANCIAL

  • Develop and manage all budgets related to orchestra personnel and logistics. Prepare annual and quarterly projections as required
  • Prepare bi-weekly orchestra payroll, including salary, and variations in salary items such as per diem, move-up pay, unpaid leave, and any special fees for other performances by individual musicians.

ORCHESTRA SERVICES

  • Maintain accurate time keeping for rehearsals.
  • Liaise with Production Manager to ensure proper stage conditions, including chairs, stands, adequate lighting for each musician, temperature, and all variations that occur with all services, actively promoting conditions where musicians can perform at their highest level daily.

TRAVEL

  • Oversee all aspects of travel for the orchestra.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Attend and participate in musician meetings with NCS management as appropriate.
  • Participate actively on the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, advocating for increased diversity in the orchestra
  • Attend Artistic Operations meetings, NCS staff meetings, and Operational Planning Committee meetings.
  • Collaborate with Philanthropy department to engage musicians of the orchestra to increase donor outreach and community impact.
  • Oversee timely maintenance and accuracy of musicians’ area of North Carolina Symphony website.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Orchestra Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Music Performance or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ Orchestra administrative experience required.
  • Strong background in classical music with a broad understanding of repertoire, instrumentation and orchestral rehearsal and performance practices is required.
  • A proven track record demonstrating exceptionally attention to detail, excellent written and administrative and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Proficient in or the ability to learn OPAS software

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 a voluntary vision and dental insurance. Enrollees in our optional 403(b) retirement plan receive an employer match and our Health Savings 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.), and receiving all recommended boosters, when eligible.

TO APPLY
Email cover letter, resume, three references to:

Donnie Tippett, Vice President of Orchestra Operations
humanresources@ncsymphony.org

No phone calls, please

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Leadership Giving Manager

Immediate Opening August 2022

THE POSITION
The North Carolina Symphony seeks a strategic fundraiser to cultivate lasting relationships with donors and inspire philanthropic support in all areas of individual giving. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy, the Leadership Giving Manager will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects for gifts of $5,000 to $100,000 and above. The Leadership Giving Manager will also be the staff lead and frontline fundraiser for the Symphony’s endowment and 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.
    • 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.
    • Endowment Giving: Guided by the Symphony’s strategic plan, secure commitments to grow the Symphony’s endowed funds from $32 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.
    • Planned Giving: Serve as lead strategist for the North Carolina Symphony’s planned giving program. Identify prospects 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 marketing, communication, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Serve as primary relationship officer for a portfolio of approximately 150 current and prospective donors.
  • Work collaboratively with the President & CEO, VP of Philanthropy, and Assistant VP of Philanthropy to develop and execute strategies and plans to move individuals up the ladder of engagement, loyalty, and giving.
  • Manage the major gift portfolios of the President & CEO, Vice President of Philanthropy, and Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy.
  • Initiate contact and secure face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings with donors and prospects, including hosting donors at concerts.
  • Prepare solicitations, proposals, and donor correspondence.
  • Continuously manage and update portfolio activity in the Archtics donor database.
  • Perform other responsibilities or assignments as needed, including concert duty.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of progressive fundraising experience, with a proven track record of moving individuals to higher levels of giving through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; experience securing gifts of $5,000 and higher is preferred
  • 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

The North Carolina Symphony values diversity in backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are encouraged to apply if they meet most of the qualifications listed above.

This is a full-time salaried position based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The salary hiring range is $60,000 to $70,000. The North Carolina Symphony is currently operating on a hybrid work structure with onsite and remote work. 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 a voluntary vision and dental insurance. Enrollees in our optional 403(b) retirement plan receive an employer match and our Health Savings Account offering provides a bi-annual employer contribution.

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.), and receiving all recommended boosters, when eligible.

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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Philanthropy Coordinator

Immediate Opening: September 2022

THE POSITION
The North Carolina Symphony seeks a Philanthropy Coordinator to coordinate Philanthropy Department operations in a professional and efficient manner and provide exceptional stewardship for the North Carolina Symphony’s donors. The Philanthropy Coordinator supports all fundraising events and activities while being mindful of deadlines and patrons’ needs, helps the department’s capacity to achieve goals, ensures effective and timely communication between the department and key internal and external stakeholders, and provides high level administrative support in all areas of work assignments.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
SUPPORT

  • Assist with the development and/or preparation of printed and digital materials in support of the department’s work.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate hard-copy and digital donor files .
  • Assist with keeping the donor database current and accurate.
  • Conduct prospect research.
  • Schedule and prepare for meetings.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies for department needs.
  • Track budgeting and expenditures and process invoices.
  • Prepare communication project request forms on behalf of the department’s projects.
  • Serve as back-up to the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO as needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities or assignments as needed, including concert duty.

STEWARDSHIP

  • Support the Development Committee, including maintaining lists of members, sending meeting notices, collecting RSVPs, reserving meeting spaces, preparing meeting materials, taking and disseminating minutes, and keeping official records.
  • Respond to donor requests and assist with benefits fulfillment and other VIP needs.
  • Support the North Carolina Symphony’s planned giving program and Lamar Stringfield Society by coordinating digital and hardcopy mailings, the production schedule for marketing materials, and the annual recognition event.
  • Coordinate the tracking systems and electronic files for endowment, major gifts, and planned giving cultivation and stewardship.
  • Organize and maintain files of Philanthropy photos and coordinate selecting photos for fundraising projects, events, and publications.

FUNDRAISING AND DONOR BENEFIT EVENTS
With the guidance of the Vice President of Philanthropy and the Assistant VP of Philanthropy, plan, coordinate, and help execute all fundraising, donor benefit, cultivation, stewardship, and sponsor events.

  • Make arrangements for donor rooms at concert venues including contracts and communications with vendors for reservations, catering, set-up, flowers, and chocolates.
  • Coordinate master Philanthropy events calendar in coordination with other departments.
  • Draft event budgets and reconcile budgets after events.
  • Coordinate event logistics and production, including catering and external vendors, to ensure event expectations are met.
  • Create event timelines and internal and external event briefings.
  • Work with Philanthropy staff and Database and Fulfillment Manager to request and acquire data-informed invitation lists and to track event attendance in database.
  • Draft copy for event invitations and collateral, and coordinate approvals and printing.
  • Print invitations, envelopes, name tags, signage, event programs, and other collateral.
  • Track and manage event RSVPs, schedule eblast event reminders, create acknowledgement letter language, and send emails to event participants.
  • Propose and coordinate event follow-up plans.
  • Coordinate event debriefing meetings, track feedback, and recommend future improvements.
  • Research event ideas and venues; keep abreast of other community events that would be of interest to our donors and look for potential conflicts regarding event dates and times.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in, and experience with, fundraising or non-profit arts organizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship, and customer service skills
  • Strong research, analytical, planning, and organizational abilities, and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to function at a high level under deadline pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, taking responsibility for the completion of each by its respective deadline
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, and professionalism in dealing with people; being collaborative, responsive, and supportive
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with ability to work independently
  • Team-oriented, flexible, positive, and personable, and willing to learn
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Practical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to support and implement the mission, vision, and values of the North Carolina Symphony; knowledge of, and interest in, orchestral music or performing arts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, desktop publishing, and Zoom
  • Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours
  • Bachelor’s degree required

The North Carolina Symphony values diversity in backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are encouraged to apply if they meet most of the qualifications listed above.

This is a full-time salaried position based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The salary hiring range is $38,000 to $42,000. The North Carolina Symphony is currently operating on a hybrid work structure with onsite and remote work. 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 a voluntary vision and dental insurance. Enrollees in our optional 403(b) retirement plan receive an employer match and our Health Savings Account offering provides a bi-annual employer contribution.

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.), and receiving all recommended boosters, when eligible.

TO APPLY
Email cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Lisa Ransom, 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

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About

About the North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony 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, more than 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement offerings reach adults and schoolchildren in all 100 North Carolina counties—in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. NCS is proud to expand access to audiences around the globe through concerts and educational offerings available through the digital space.

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, Wilmington, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Fayetteville, 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. NCS is dedicated to giving voice to new art and has presented more than 50 U.S. or world premieres in its history.

Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads one of the most extensive education programs of any symphony orchestra in the country—serving over 100,000 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 in-person and online 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.

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