Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Taps Bolton Resident to be Executive Director
By Mirror Staff
Monday, December 12, 2011
Lisa A. Miller, who divides her time between Bolton Landing and Saratoga Springs, has been named the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director.
She succeeds Robert Rosoff, who will retire on December 31 after 13 years as the Symphony’s first executive director.
According to Glens Falls Symphony Board President Doug Butler, Miller brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, corporate communications and community arts involvement to the position. She spent 22 years with KeyCorp and its affiliate Key Equipment Finance where she most recently held the position of marketing and employee communications manager. As a freelance writer, Miller has worked with the Symphony’s marketing committee over the past two years and assisted with press releases. She has been an active member of Albany Pro Musica, the area’s premier choral group, since 1989 having served two terms on their board and holding the positions of choral manager, section leader and singer. She and her husband, John R. Miller, share a home on Lakeshore Drive.
“We are so fortunate to have our very own professional symphony right here in the Adirondacks,” said Miller. “The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra provides Lake George residents and visitors with a wonderful opportunity to hear really good music, year-round, within a relatively short distance.”
Miller added, “I look forward to spreading the word that this marvelous symphony is right here where we live, work and play—and under the leadership of Maestro Charles Peltz, it is making some really fine music, and I encourage people to come listen.”
According to Butler, the Orchestra’s Executive Search Committee, chaired by Board Vice President Suzanna Bernd, worked with community leaders, orchestra musicians and the board’s executive committee to complete a nationwide search which began in January 2011. The search included major universities, the League of American Orchestras and local communities.
“We are pleased to have found an excellent person for this important position. I am especially thankful to the Search Committee members and volunteers for their hard work and commitment to this extensive process,” said Bernd.
“From a strong field of candidates, Lisa brings a passion for music coupled with outstanding communication and organizational skills,” said Music Director Charles Peltz. “I look forward to Lisa’s involvement as she works to further the Symphony’s mission throughout the Glens Falls region.”
Miller will attend an intensive “Essentials of Orchestra Management” course offered through the League of American Orchestras in January and begin work at the Glens Falls Symphony office on January 16, 2012.