The Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina has appointed JOHN CLAPP as general manager, effective December 1. The appointment marks a return to the Charlotte Symphony for Clapp: he had previously been the orchestra’s contrabassoonist. Clapp most recently served as orchestra personnel manager at the North Carolina Symphony. Prior to that, he was assistant principal/second bassoonist at the Grand Rapids Symphony for seven seasons, and contrabassoonist there for eight seasons. While in Grand Rapids, he was the orchestra personnel manager in addition to his playing duties from 2004 to 2008. Clapp has performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, CityMusic Cleveland, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. He served as artist faculty in bassoon at Grand Valley State University for ten years. A native of Philadelphia, he earned a bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master’s of music from the Juilliard School.
Posted November 10, 2017