Obituary: Stephanie Cordick, Greensboro, N.C. arts administrator, 70

Posted on: December 20, 2017

“Family and friends remembered Stephanie Cordick on Sunday as a kind, ardent and tireless leader in the local arts scene,” writes Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane in Sunday’s (12/17) Greensboro News & Record (N.C.). “Cordick, 70, died at her Greensboro home Saturday…. She had suffered from multiple system atrophy, a degenerative disorder. The illness had prompted her in 2014 to retire as executive director of the Eastern Music Festival…. Before her work at EMF, she served as executive director of Greensboro Opera. She also worked as managing director and marketing and development director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. She spent two years as development director for Florida Symphonic Pops…. In 2007, when [Tom Philion, president and chief executive officer of ArtsGreensboro] was running EMF, he hired Cordick from the Greensboro Symphony to become the music festival’s general manager. When Philion left for the Seattle Symphony, EMF’s board named Cordick as executive director before the 2008 festival…. Among her accomplishments there: working with [Gerard] Schwarz and Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer to add a new EMF chamber concert series at the UNC-Greensboro School of Music.” At Cordick’s request, there will be no funeral service. She is survived by her husband, Edward, and two children.

Posted December 20, 2017