Greenville Symphony names new executive director

Julianne M. Fish, who served as vice president and chief operating officer of the Columbus Symphony in Ohio, will begin on July 17.

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Greenville Symphony Association Executive Director Julianne M. Fish

The Greenville Symphony has a new executive director.

Julianne M. Fish, who served as vice president and chief operating officer of the Columbus Symphony in Ohio, will begin on July 17.

Fish replaces Andy White, who has served as the Greenville Symphony Association interim executive director since March 2016, following the death of former Executive Director Sherwood Mobley.

“Julia brings an extensive portfolio of experience, having worked in the performing arts industry, including several positions with leading regional orchestras throughout the country. The Search Committee was confident that Julie’s wealth of knowledge and skill set will serve her well in her role of executive director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra,” said Tom Strange, GSA board president.

Fish was a French horn performance major at Ohio State University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She also was a bandsman in the U.S. Air Force, leading four separate touring ensembles. She has previously served as vice president and general manager of the Milwaukee Symphony; vice president and chief operating officer of the San Antonio Symphony; and vice president and general manager of the Atlanta Symphony.

Fish’s solid musical background and experience in administration with large orchestras will “ensure a seamless continuation of the best traditions of the GSO and open new horizons for the great development and professional growth of our orchestra,” said GSO music director and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel. “I am looking forward to very exciting and productive work with Julianne.”

Fish said in a press release she looked forward to coming to Greenville anticipated leading and growing the symphony in its 70th concert season and beyond.

 

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