In Monday’s (4/20) Star Press (Muncie, Indiana), Ivy Furguheson writes, “To add to the yearlong celebration of their 60th anniversary, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra has brought back the popular contest that brings the community and the musical ensemble together in unique ways. Three candidates will vie for the title of ‘Super Conductor’ and the opportunity to lead the orchestra at the ‘Symphony on the Green,’ which will be held June 13 at Ball State University. Between now and then, however, the candidates will lead a fund-raising campaign allowing residents and businesses to show their support by buying their votes: One vote costs $1. The one with the most votes, which also means the most funds, wins. This year’s candidates, announced at the Saturday symphony concert, are: Mark DiFabio, account executive at The Star Press; Stan Sollars from Indiana Public Radio; and Terry Whitt Bailey, president and CEO of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. … Former Super Conductor Al Rent, winner of the 2001 campaign, and Don Park are co-chairs of the event, and chose the three candidates with a committee of other MSO supporters.”

Posted April 21, 2009