Bismarck-Mandan Symphony hires executive director

Posted on: October 30, 2009

In Friday’s (10/30) Bismarck Tribune (Montana), Christopher Bjorke writes, “After being without an executive director, the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra leadership say they found a gem. Jeffrey Collier’s resume includes work with the Julliard School and opera star Marilyn Horne. Last weekend, he attended his first symphony performance as head of the organization’s administration and outreach, and this week he’s in the process of moving from Madison, Wis., where he recently finished a master’s degree in arts administration. … Collier spent three years in an administrative role at the country’s most prestigious music school, Julliard, where he started as an intern and later worked as chamber music manager. He also has been the voice program manager for Horne’s voice institute at the Music Academy of the West in California, a job he will retain while working in Bismarck. … The symphony has been without a fulltime executive since May, and had frozen the position over the summer, said board member Jan Nelson. A grant in July from the North Dakota Council of the Arts allowed them to reopen the job search nationally.”

Posted October 30, 2009