Johnstown Symphony introduces new executive director

Posted on: August 13, 2012

In Saturday’s (8/11) Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pennsylvania), Ruth Rice writes, “Brooke Welsh of Tyrone has been introduced as the new executive director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. She assumed her duties July 1. In her role, she has ideas for bringing a new community awareness of the symphony. … Welsh grew up in Tyrone and worked as executive director for Altoona Symphony Orchestra for more than three years. While she was at Altoona, the symphony received grants and sponsorships on the local, state and national levels. Welsh has participated in various fundraising workshops through the League of American Orchestras and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. … Welsh received dual bachelor degrees in music and psychology from Susquehanna University and a master’s degree in music from Temple University. She has held leadership positions in development, marketing and community outreach with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. Welsh has taught at Philadelphia University, Settlement Music School and the Arts Conservatory of State College. … ‘I don’t want us to serve one portion of the community,’ Welsh said. ‘Music can touch everyone.’ ”

Posted August 13, 2012