Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia names William Rhoads executive director starting in September

Posted on: July 27, 2016

“The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has hired a rock/jazz guitarist and administrator from New York’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s to be its next executive director,” writes Peter Dobrin in Tuesday’s (7/26) Philadelphia Inquirer. “William Rhoads, 49, vice president of marketing and communications for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 2006, starts the new post just after Labor Day.… His decade at St. Luke’s was a period of expansion, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia said in an announcement, with Rhoads playing ‘a key role in establishing and maintaining several strategic partnerships and collaborations, including the opening of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and he was the driving force behind the launch of several new programs and series—among them, the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (YOSL), 45below young member program, St. Luke’s Subway Series, the Notable Women Festival, and the OSL@DMC series.’ ” Prior to St. Luke’s, Rhoads was director of concert music at Carl Fischer Music and headed Bill Rhoads & Associates, a marketing, production, and publishing company. “Rhoads has degrees in composition and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and says he is still active as a composer.”

Posted July 27, 2016