Amy Marshall Named Santa Barbara Symphony Development Director

Amy Marshall, an arts administration professional with broad experience across a range of performance disciplines, has been named director of development for the Santa Barbara Symphony. Her appointment was effective April 14.

Ms. Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in theatre arts at Marquette University before beginning her career at the Florentine Opera Company, also in Milwaukee, serving first as production assistant and later as production director. After being named company manager of the Milwaukee Ballet in 2000, she was rapidly promoted to the positions of operations director and then executive director of that organization. In 2007 she was appointed managing director of the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland, a position she would hold for seven years. Ms. Marshall most recently served as director of development at Austin Opera, where she successfully managed all fundraising efforts, including working with the Opera Guild's 250 members.

"Amy's diverse background and zest for the arts are sure to be valuable assets as we work to build on our many recent successes. We are very pleased to welcome her as director of development," said Santa Barbara Symphony Executive Director Kevin A. Marvin.

The Santa Barbara Symphony will present its final concerts of the 2016-17 season on May 13 and 14 at the Granada Theatre. Additional information on those performances, as well as the Symphony's 2017-18 season, is available online at www.thesymphony.org.

The Santa Barbara Symphony was founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs, the organization prizes both innovation and artistic excellence, and is widely recognized as one of the region's premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 8,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006. For additional information, visit www.thesymphony.org.

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