The Longwood Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors Names Nick Adams Executive Director

The Longwood Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors Names Nick Adams Executive Director

The Longwood Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Nick Adams has been named Executive Director, effective July 1, 2014. The Longwood Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Search Committee interviewed several highly qualified candidates, and they unanimously and enthusiastically recommended Nick Adams to the board of trustees.

Thomas Sheldon, MD (Board Chairperson) said, "Nick is energetic, smart, and skilled. More than that, he brings a natural gift that allows him to understand and embrace our passion and drive to heal through music. I can't wait to introduce him to some of our founding members as well as the orchestra membership. The board has approved his appointment and looks forward to a successful and meaningful relationship."

Adams comes to the Longwood Symphony Orchestra from Symphony New Hampshire, where he served for seven years as the Director of Operations. Prior to that, he served as a member of the United States Air Force in the Heartland of America Band as a trombonist and operations manager. A 10-year military veteran, Adams currently serves in the Air National Guard as a personnel manager with the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to join an organization like the Longwood Symphony Orchestra," says Adams. "Very early in the application process, their mission resonated with me and quickly had me convinced that this was an organization I wanted to be a part of. Now that the chance has arrived, I'm moving forward with a great sense of excitement as we continue our work in the Boston arts and nonprofit communities."

About the Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1982, the Longwood Symphony Orchestra is a distinctive organization in Boston's cultural landscape recognized for its musical quality, innovative programming, and unique model of community engagement. Positioned at the crossroads of the arts and the sciences, the orchestra's membership is composed mainly of health-care professionals, including doctors, medical students, research scientists, nurses, therapists, and other caregivers. For 30 years, the orchestra has performed at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Longwood Symphony Orchestra's major programs combine music, medicine, and service to heal the community through music. For more information, please visit

For more than 20 years, the LSO has helped to raise awareness and funds for Boston-based, health- related organizations through its Healing Art of Music™ program. Each concert shines a light on the good work of a nonprofit "Community Partner." To date, the LSO has collaborated with more than 45 Community Partners and has helped raise more than $1 million for Boston's medically underserved.

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