Founded in 1947, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) is one of the oldest arts organization in the region and the longest running professional orchestra in the state. Its programs include a Symphony League, a Symphony Chorus, and the Louisiana Youth Orchestras. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra reaches thousands of young people each year while conducting numerous education and outreach programs.
BRSO’s season consists of a six-concert Masterworks series, sponsored by Brian Harris BMW, as well as a four-concert Chamber Series, sponsored by Carole and Charles Lamar. The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation “Great Performers in Concert” series has brought world-class talent to Louisiana’s capital city for the past ten years. These one-night only concerts in collaboration with the orchestra have featured artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Chris Botti, Itzhak Perlman, and Natalie Cole.
A Message from the board chair
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community through music and for nearly 70 years we have been the premier musical organization in Louisiana’s Capital City. The quality of the orchestra is unparalleled. We are seeking an Executive Director with strong leadership skills to help guide the organization in implementing our strategic plan, creating new audiences, and continuing the record of performance excellence that our patrons have come to expect.
It is critical to us that our new Executive Director be a person of the highest integrity with a proven track record of addressing financial issues, leading fundraising, and collaborating and partnering with other arts organizations in our vibrant community. In particular, the symphony has close relationships with the music programs of LSU and Southern University, and we expect our Executive Director to continue to build on these partnerships going forward.
The Board of Directors is actively engaged and is committed to and excited about the future. We are passionate about making a difference in our state for this orchestra’s next 70 years and beyond.
Mae Calvin Belton Board Chair
Additional information about the Executive Director position, including qualifications, can be found in the candidate profile.
The Search Committee is now accepting nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Executive Director. This position will remain open until filled by the Board of Directors. Applicant review will begin upon receipt and will continue until the Executive Director is named.
All nominations, inquiries, applications, or requests for additional information should be directed to SSA Consultants via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 769-2676 to speak with Landon Corbin, Search Coordinator. Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.