Michigan’s Jackson Symphony to merge with Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: June 18, 2019

“The Jackson Symphony Orchestra announced it has a new director of music education and is merging with the Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra,” writes Hunter McLaren in Saturday’s (6/15) MLive.com (Michigan). “The merger is being done to allow both organizations to share staff and financial resources, Director of Marketing and Development Valerie Herr said. ‘We are excited to be able to continue to offer performance opportunities to youth, as well as give them opportunities to work with professional musicians from the Jackson Symphony Orchestra,’ Herr said. Jed Fritzemeier is taking over as the new director of music education starting in early July. Fritzemeier is the retired Chelsea High School orchestra director and has played bass with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. He is the first person to fill this new position. He will oversee the Community Music School, JSO educational programs in schools, pre-concert lectures and outreach programs.”

Posted June 18, 2019