Symphony in C


P.O. Box 8610
Collingswood, NJ 08108
County: Camden


Ms. Denise C. Stuart

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To prepare talented musicians, conductors, and composers for professional careers, perform orchestra and chamber concerts at the highest artistic level for a diverse audience, and contribute to the revitalization of Camden by providing quality music education for children and youth.

Organization Background

The mission of Symphony in C is to maintain a world class symphony orchestra that provides training for tomorrow's orchestra musicians, music directors, composers, and soloists; well-rounded, artistically excellent performances for a variety of audiences, and access to classical music and education programs for children, particularly those in its home community of Camden, New Jersey.

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 the Gordon Theater at Rutgers -- Camden Center for the Arts in Camden, New Jersey. 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; Denise C. Stuart, Director of Development; Michael Volpert, Vice President of Artistic Operations, Evan Honse, Director of Artistic Operations; and Joseph Hart, Director of Education and Community Engagement. Pamela Brant was appointed President in July, 2013. Ms. Stuart brings 10 years' experience in nonprofit development and marketing, having previously served as Director of Annual Giving, then Director of P.R. and Marketing for The Academy of Vocal Arts. Mr. Honse is a member of Symphony in C, and is our first Professional Development Fellow, as outlined in our recent Strategic Plan, which was approved by the Board of Directors in January, 2013.

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