Administrative: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: September 14, 2017

DAVID CHAMBERS has been appointed vice president for development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective October 23, 2017. He will be responsible for securing $30 million annually in operating and endowment support for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Symphony Center Presents series, and education and community engagement activities supported by the Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO. He will also work with the orchestra’s president and Board of Trustees to achieve fundraising goals. Chambers goes to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra after serving as chief development officer for the Houston Symphony Orchestra since November 2011 and as interim co-executive director since August 2017. From 2003 to 2011, Chambers held a variety of positions with Houston Grand Opera including director of institutional giving from 2006-2011. Before coming to the U.S., Chambers held arts management and communications positions with Opera Australia, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Chambers holds a bachelor of business degree from the Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. A classically trained musician, Chambers studied clarinet, cello, and piano and sang in choirs.

Posted September 14, 2017