Amundson steps down as president of Rochester Symphony in Minnesota

Posted on: April 14, 2015

“Jeffery Amundson, who served as president of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, has resigned, board members announced this morning,” writes Kay Fate in Monday’s (4/13) Post Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.). “The board of directors has accepted his resignation…. Members of the board and staff will continue to handle the administrative responsibilities of the RSOC while the board completes the process of identifying a new chief executive, a news release says. Amundson, 45, was charged in January in Olmsted County District Court with four counts of felony financial exploitation [using power of attorney for an unnamed individual].… Amundson made his first court appearance March 26…. The RSOC initially placed Amundson on paid leave Feb. 1, and announced he would no longer be actively involved in the organization, adding that its own financial integrity has not been compromised. Board members moved him to unpaid status on April 1…. The RSOC assured its members through a statement last month that its own financial information is reviewed on a monthly basis. Those have never revealed any ‘financial irregularities,’ the board says.” Amundson began as president and chief executive officer of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale in April 2011.

Posted April 14, 2015