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  1. THEJUNEAUSYMPHONY Board Member Recruitment Updated February 2019

  2. Topics Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment About the Juneau Symphony & Brief History Mainstage Concert Season, Student and Youth Programs Special Events & Fundraising Current Priorities Staff & Board Board Member Expectations & Next Steps

  3. About the Symphony Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Mission • The Juneau Symphony fosters and creates high-quality musical experiences that contribute to the cultural diversity and the vitality of Alaska’s capital city. • Core Purpose • Provide symphonic music • Core Values • Inclusivity, Collaboration, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (I CARE)

  4. History of Juneau Symphony 56 years of bringing music to Juneau audiences Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  5. From 1962 to Today Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • 1962: Founded by Cliff Berge, music teacher • First concert at Twentieth Century Theatre with 12 musicians • All volunteer conductors and musicians for 20 years • 1983-1999: Mel Flood first paid conductor • Hired in collaboration with UAS, full-time faculty, duties included conducting JSO • Recent years: Paid professional conductors • Kyle Wylie Pickett, 2000-2014 • Troy Quinn, 2015-2018

  6. Juneau Symphony Today Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Music variety and artistic quality has grown • Over 80 musicians • Most from Juneau or SE Alaska • Volunteer and semi-professional • Juneau Symphony Chorus & Summer Pops additions

  7. 2018-2019 Season 4 Mainstage Concerts Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  8. Symphonic Songs Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • November 10 & 11, 2018 • Dwayne Corbin, Guest Conductor • Associate Professor of Instrument Music, George Fox University, Portland, OR • Lisa Ibias, violin • Program • Samuel Ward, America the Beautiful • Georges Bizet, Suite from Carmen • Camille Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Cappricioso, Op. 28 • ArvoPärt, Fratres • Antonin Dvořák, Symphony No. 8

  9. Russian Romantics Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • January 26 & 27, 2019 • Tigran Arakelyan, Guest Conductor • Music Director – Northwest Mahler Festival, Port Townsend Community Orchestra, Youth Orchestras in WA • Reece Bleakley, flute • Youth Solo Competition Winner • Program • Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol • Luigi Boccherini, Concerto in D Major • Alexander Borodin, Symphony No. 2

  10. Psalms and Fanfares Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • April 6 & 7, 2019 • William Todd Hunt, Guest Conductor • Director of Orpheus Project, Juneau • Jason Wickson, Tenor, & Juneau Symphony Chorus • Program • Alexander von Zemlinsky, Psalm 23 for Mixed Choir & Orchestra, op. 14 • ZoltánKodály, PsalmusHungaricus for Tenor Solo, Choir, and Orchestra, op. 13 • Emerson Eads, I Love Him! Meditation on life of St. Therese, Patron Saint of Alaska • LeošJanáček, Sinfonietta for Large Orchestra

  11. Boston Pops Salute Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • June 8 & 9, 2019 • Yaniv Attar, Guest Conductor • Music Director, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra in Bellingham &Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra • Jessica Choe, piano • Program • Franz von Suppé, Light Calvary Overture • Antonin Dvořák, Slavonic Dances • George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue • John Williams, A Tribute to John Williams • Leroy Anderson, Jazz Legato; Summer Skies; Blue Tango; Forgotten Dreams; The Typewriter • Leonard Bernstein, Selections from West Side Story

  12. Special Events & Fundraising Special events for fundraising and donor appreciation Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  13. Annual Events Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Silent Auction • In conjunction with fall concert • Raffle • coming in spring 2019 • Wildlife Cruise • August 31, 2019 • Enjoy food, music, and Alaskan wildlife • Symphony Showcase • March 2 & 3 • Solo and ensemble music by Symphony’s finest musicians

  14. Special Events for 2019 Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Flutes in the Clan House - Saturday January 19, 2019 • Guest conductor Tigran Arakelyan & Reece Bleakly, youth solo competition winner • Walter Soboleff Building Clan House • Food & Fashion – Saturday, June 2, 2019 • Classical guitar by guest conductor Yaniv Attar • Fashions by Alpaca International • SALT restaurant • Piano Chamber Music – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 • Award winning pianist Jessica Choe • Location TBD

  15. Student and Youth Programs Support for students of all ages and music in the schools Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  16. Student Performing Groups Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Juneau Student Symphony (JSS) • Provides student musicians of all ages opportunities to perform • Section leaders and instrument mentors provide instruction and support • Mike Bucy, Spring 2019 Conductor • Juneau String Ensemble (JSE) • Student performing group for strings • Missouri Smyth, Spring 2019 Conductor

  17. Music education Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Youth Solo Competition • For young musicians in SE Alaska; winner performs at mainstage concert • Music in the schools • JS performs concert for all 5th graders at JDHS auditorium • Students participate with recorders, guitars, violins and singing learned in school prior to concert • In collaboration with Carnegie Hall Link Up Program and Kennedy Center Any Given Child Initiative • Kids to Concerts • Ticket vouchers provided through school music teachers

  18. Current Board Priorities & Activities Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  19. Music Director Search Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment Search for new conductor beginning now 3 finalists will each conduct a concert next year Selection committee will consider feedback from musicians and audiences Anticipate announcing new conductor by June, 2020

  20. Additional Priorities 2019 Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Executive Director Search • Committee conducting recruitment • Anticipate hire by March • JSS & JSE Conductors search • For 2019-2020 season • Restructure & update committees and policies • More topic specific committees • Updated player relations committee

  21. Staff Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Executive Director, full-time • Teresa Bleakley, interim serving part-time • Director of Operations • Taylor Mills, part-time • Production Coordinator • Bruce Simonson • Librarian (volunteer position) • Hetty Barthel • Music Director for JSO & for JSS & JSE

  22. Board of Directors Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment Stan Lujan, President Myrna Elgee, Vice President Beth Pendleton, Vice President Margaret MacKinnon, Treasurer Annie Carpeneti, Secretary Sharon Barton, Human Resources Coordinator Neil Slotnick, Policy Coordinator Members: Nancy Jones, John Cooper, Heather Parker, Lisa Worl, Christian Veliz, Deb Rudis

  23. Board Structure & Committees Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment • Working Board • 17 members maximum • nominated for board for 3-year terms • elected by JSO membership at annual meeting • Committees • Executive committee • Finance committee • Youth committee • Special events committees • Board Liaison to Player Relations committee

  24. Financial Support for the Symphony Business, community, and individual support Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  25. More than Ticket Sales Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  26. Individual, Business & Community Support • Individual donors • Different donation levels receive different levels of perks • Business & community donors • Similar to individual donor levels • Program ads • Auction & raffle donations • In-kind donations • Mileage donations • See Season Brochure, Sponsor Brochure, and recent concert program Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  27. Board Member Expectations Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment Attend meetings, board retreats – 2nd Wednesday at 5:15 Purchase tickets and attend concerts & events Support financially to your own comfort level Be familiar with bylaws and board policies Solicit from businesses for auction items, donations, ads Sell 6 books of raffle tickets Participate in at least one committee or special event Participate in events with musicians (e.g., potlucks)

  28. Website: www.juneausymphony.org • About: Contact, Newsletters, Conductors, Board of Directors, Staff, History • Meeting agendas & secure link to board information under Board of Directors drop-down • Concerts & Events: Concerts, Special Events, Ticket Policies, Past Seasons • Get Involved: Volunteer, Join the Symphony, Current Musicians, Private Teachers • Youth: Student Symphony, Youth Solo Competition, Music in the Schools, Kids2Concerts • Support: Donate, Sponsorship, In-Kind, Supporters • Phone: 586-4676 Email: info@juneausymphony.org Mail: PO Box 21236, Juneau 99801 Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment

  29. Next Steps Juneau Symphony Board Recruitment What questions do you have? What strengths, interests, and background would you bring to the JSO board (strengths, interests, background)? What is your timeline for availability? If interested, please provide a short resume and letter of interest.