Monterey, CA, July 06, 2017 — Nicola Reilly has been named Executive Director for the Monterey Symphony, the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur and San Benito County.
Reilly was serving as Director of Institutional Advancement for the Symphony when she was tapped to be Executive Director by the Symphony Board of Directors.
“Nicola will be responsible for managing the staff of the Symphony and all aspects of its operations. She will continue to be in charge of the Symphony’s marketing and development activities, with the support of myself and the board of directors. We believe that this move will provide the ability for the Symphony to prosper as its presents its 72nd Season, Concert Grand, beginning in October," said Lee Rosen, Board President.
Prior to joining the Symphony, Reilly was the Director of Development for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University Monterey Bay and previously served as the Director of Development and Marketing for the Carmel Bach Festival.
A Seattle native, Reilly held positions at Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Medieval Women’s Choir, The Column Group and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She currently sits on the board of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras as their membership chair.
A classically trained violinist, Reilly has toured, performed and recorded with Sky Cries Mary and Mastodon. On the Monterey Peninsula, she is a member of Tuxedo Boombox and occasionally plays with other ensembles.
Reilly holds an advanced degree in Arts Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and Music History from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
About the Monterey Symphony
The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite its community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.
Under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, the Monterey Symphony provides triple performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater and Salinas’s Sherwood Hall, as well as youth education programs that include visits to classrooms by musicians and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for school children.
The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported in part through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, and through grants.
For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit our website: www.montereysymphony.org.
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Salinas, CA 93901