Symphony in C

Address

576 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
County: Camden
http://www.symphonyinc.org

Contact

Ms. Pamela Brant

Grant Amount

$50,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of Symphony in C's Professional Development Internship Program and Music Matters! Education Outreach Programs.

Organization Background

Symphony in C, formerly The Haddonfield Symphony, is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs. The Haddonfield Symphony began in 1952 as a community orchestra and made its debut performance in January 1954.

During the 1987 -- 1988 season, the Symphony began providing training and performance opportunities to young professional musicians with the establishment of its Professional Development Internship program. This program grew to encompass all 78 positions within the orchestra and selected musicians from universities and conservatories throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. It also launched the careers of conductors Alan Gilbert and Rossen Milanov.

In the 2006 -- 2007 season, Symphony in C moved its entire concert series to Rutgers -- Camden Center for the Arts. The Symphony's presence in the City of Camden affirms its commitment to participate in the cultural and economic redevelopment of Camden through performance and educational outreach programs it provides throughout the City.

Current key staff includes Rossen Milanov, Music Director; Pamela Brant, President; Joseph Hart, Vice-president of Artistic Operations and Education; Denise C. Stuart, Director of Development; Michael Volpert, Artistic Advisor. Symphony in C hired Kenneth Bean as Youth Orchestra Conductor and Education Outreach Manager in September, 2014. Mr. Bean is an experienced conductor of youth orchestras such the Junior String Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley and Luzerne Music Center. He is a winner of the prestigious Sphinx Award, which celebrates diversity in the arts.

In June, 2014, Maestro Milanov informed Symphony in C that he planned to resign his position as Music Director at the end of the 2014-15 season. A Search Committee has been formed and a search for a new Music Director is underway.

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